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).