Synopses & Reviews
Prose. Journal. In the tradition of Andy Warhol's A and David Antin's talk poems, Kenneth Goldsmith ups the ante on real speech as poetry. An unedited document of every word Goldsmith spoke during a week in 1996, SOLILOQUY quantifies and concretizes the sheer amount of language that surrounds us in our daily lives. By turns intimate, profound, and mundane, an autobiography of one man emerges, defined by the language he produces as he goes about his business over the course of the week: his relationships, his career, his love life - speech clings to every contour.