Ars Soliloquy
by
 DJ Sprague

 ‘Ars Soliloquy’ is written by maintaining what is termed, “streaming consciousness” or ‘constreaming.’ The initial draft looks like the last pages of James Joyce's, "Ulysses." What James Joyce ends with, ‘Ars Soliloquy’ begins. Ars Soliloquy requires an indefinite attention span to create, and therefore and indefinite attention span to read.

Revised language stop function

 The language stop with reference mainly to the “period” is used by conventional composition to denote the end of a complete thought, which is a sentence. Complete thoughts accumulate into paragraphs, paragraphs into chapters, and chapters into books, in that, at the end of a paragraph, the reader sums up the meaning of the sentences. At the end of a chapter, the reader sums up the paragraphs, and chapters are summed up after finishing a book...all something like the process of an adding machine. Eliminating the use of a language stop inhibits the process of adding up groups of words as they are read. In this way, constreaming reading is better facilitated, as fast or slow as the reading may proceed, until the expression ends.

This is effected by removal of language stops, or “periods,” from end of paragraphs. Use within a paragraph is allowed. Within a paragraph, or strophe, a “period,” in addition to denoting the familiar complete thought, can also denote a word or phrase as they may relate to the reality of the composition.

Ars Soliloquy time notation

Notation

Symbol

Relative time
 interval order

comma

,

1

two-dot ellipsis

 ..

2

three-dot ellipsis

...

3

 


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