graphomania


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graphomania

(ˌɡræfəʊˈmeɪnɪə)
n
an obsession with writing

graphomania

an obsession with writing.
See also: Manias, Writing
Translations
graphomaniegraphorrhéehypergraphie
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He shared Telemann's gift for readable didactic prose (his 1828 guide, Comprehensive Theoretical and Practical Instruction in Piano Playing, reached bestseller status) and something of Telemann's sheer musical graphomania.
What they instead bring to life is a doodly graphomania familiar to anyone who has drawn these same eyes while talking on the phone or daydreaming in class.
His characters sometimes traveled to Mexico and Europe, to upstate New York and the western desert, but Chicago and New York were his Paris and his London, his cities where life emerged from the ruins of life, where failed schemers weep at the funerals of strangers and angry men beat with baseball bats on the bodies of beautiful cars, and extraordinary women wear boots made for walking and men afflicted--or gifted--with graphomania write letter after letter in their minds to the people they think can set things right when only they can take charge of their own lives.
Levin is a consummate insider but here arrived at a kind of unlikely outsider art, complete with the graphomania with which it is often associated--though viewers doubtful of the sanity of critics in general will perhaps have been less surprised by the parallel.
The idea of graphomania -- that we are all busy writing and not in the habit of reading other people's work -- has a germ of truth in that the media and publishing tend to promote the habit of writing with an eye to the Romantic aesthetic of `the Artist'; they overemploy superlative adjectives and interview Famous Writers as if there are magical answers, keys to success, encoded in their small-talk.