ERUDITIO EX MEMORIA
(New York): Angel Hair Books, 1977. First edition. 4to. Side-stapled mimeo wraps. Near fine. SIGNED by Mayer in her late hand to title page. 1 of 400 unnumbered copies. (Item ID: 11641)
In his review of Bernadette Mayer's Eruditio Ex Memoria (Angel Hair, 1978), Douglas Messerli described the work thusly: "Memory, history, personal history, autobiography, metaphysical autobiography, Eruditio Ex Memoria is all of these" (L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, #7, March 1979). Or as Nada Gordon later wrote of Mayer's mid-career mimeo: "Mayer's compositional method for this book is to rescue the reams of documentation she acquired throughout her academic life, and to reformulate them as art." One of Mayer's most challenging works.