Cacoethes Scribendi - Matrix vol. 10 no. 3-4

Johannes

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???

Is it a story? Is it a poem? Why that title?

Sounds very interesting.

Anybody got information on this one?
 

the only good poet

One retreat after another without peace.
with a title like that i'd say it's a poem. apparently it's a mixture of greek and latin and means something like an incurable compulsion to write!

i looked it up.

kerouac took his revenge on kenneth rexroth by giving him the surname Cacoethes in the Dharma Bums.

when i first saw the word, my thought was - italian composer.
 

the only good poet

One retreat after another without peace.
kerouac meant it derogatorily. CB might have, too - ie. someone who pumps out the words. or possibly he was reflecting upon himself? foolish conjecture. no doubt someone here will enlighten us to the story or poem with the aforementioned title.
 

mjp

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Here. Courtesy of David in another thread.

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