Nada Gordon

Form's Life: An Exploration of the Works of Bernadette Mayer

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"The New Life," with renderings of Bernadette Mayer 1997 by Gary Sullivan (first appeared in Raintaxi)

Disclaimer: This thesis was written, although not without passionate attention, as an academic requirement in 1986, in my early twenties. If I were to revise it now I would make it less simple in its analyses of the literary milieu, history and texts treated therein. The clarity of my comments is not equal to the complexity of the subject, I guess. Now, however, embroiled in a plethora of other projects, and characteristically quite lacking in patience, I shan't revise this. I humbly beg the indulgence of the reader.

Introduction
Story
Moving
Memory
Studying Hunger

Chapters in Readme 4

Eruditio Ex Memoria
Poetry
The Golden Book of Words
Midwinter Day
Utopia
Conclusion
Bibliography


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