Although clueless narrators abound and one senses Diane Arbus hovering nearby, the freak-show possibilities are largely offset by the fact that these are short stories narrated in the first person (Morris unapologetically eschews journalistic "balance"), by Morris's treatment of his subjects as articulate monologuists
, and by the sense that these subjects are speaking right to you.
Those Pearls His Eyes: Paul West's Blind Monologuists
and Deaf Auditors.
Christs alliance of poet with his monologuists
makes her miss the fact that the strategies of appropriation pictured in the poems are severely flawed, fail even, that the poems stage the very impossibility of appropriation.
This time, ninety-six loquacious, feisty (and sometimes tedious) monologuists
have knocked on the door, Augie March-style, to make their record.
British solo artists tattooing themselves on stage, Irish monologuists
, 4 1/2-hour adaptations of Doestoevsky novels and the offbeat creators of ``Shockheaded Peter.