Item #1771 Utopia. Bernadette Mayer.


New York: United Artists, 1984. First Edition. Perfect-bound [octavo] in printed red wrappers, 131 pp, [18 pp] index. Scarce inscribed First Edition of Mayer's book-length poetic experiment in Utopian thought-forms, one of her many impressive and sustained controlled demolitions of language (immediately preceded by 1982's Midwinter Day, a book length poem that, High Noon-style, is written in real time throughout the day of the winter solstice). Desires and world leaders and other realities are all inventoried and gussied up for Mayer to trot out on the page as she pokes and challenges at the limits of the possible.

This copy boldly inscribed by Mayer in black ink to second page, "For Francesca / Love, Bernadette / Utopia" About Near Fine, mild soiling to text block, small stain to cover, softest crease to bottom corner of front wrap. Item #1771

Price: $300.00

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