logorrhoea


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log·or·rhe·a

(lawg'ōr-ē'ă)
Abnormal or pathologic talkativeness or garrulousness.
Synonym(s): logorrhoea.
[logo- + G. rhoia, a flow]

logorrhoea

An abnormal flow of words, some or all of which may be meaningless or invented (neologisms). Severe logorrhoea may amount to logomania. See also JARGON.
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To produce the same effect in the modern world, a fixation is needed, manifesting itself first as a stalking voyeurism, and then as logorrhoea: the Muses having abandoned us, only psychological compulsions are left to motivate the storytelling through which, despite all, our culture lives.
As McDonagh quaintly puts it, logorrhoea is a gonorrhoea that threatens to infiltrate the chaste body politic.
I have also a guilt that I never fully acknowledged this to her, indeed never had a shadow of Christian patience toward her faults, among which, poor woman, were her logorrhoea and her triviality - believing life consisted of its trivia.
Finally, Rodier says that: "There is a common awareness that Woolf's art is open-ended, and that, consequently, any attempt to draw ready-made conclusions about it runs the risk of debasing it and stifling Woolf's voice in theoretical logorrhoea. The reader is challenged to respond to Woolf in an imaginative and creative way and is certainly not frustrated at having to leave her mystery intact" (53).