Digital Edition: Bernadette Mayer's UTOPIA

Digital Edition: Bernadette Mayer's UTOPIA


Utopian Copyright :) by Bernadette Mayer

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“The fruit of unripe wisdom.”

“If this woman would stop writing Utopias, she might be a good worker for the Cause.”
     -Emma Goldman

“Mayer’s Utopia is hilarious but in her personal life I’ve noticed that she lacks a sense of humor kind of like me.”

“As another author of this same book I would like to say that I have read Bernadette’s Utopia and am puzzled about what kind of world has provoked it. You see I am not living.  However, I like it very much and recommend it to your reading, though the emphasis on sex is disproportionate.”
     -Thomas More

“Mayer’s Utopia is Herland become intellectual. Onward!”
     -Charlotte Perkins Gilman

“My pal Bernadette has picked up a few good tricks from me but mostly she’s stuck in some amazing boondoggled cosmic exactitude of no-nothingness that makes me wanna scream at her homeopathic dosage of love and experience. Whatsa matter with us?”
     -Jack Kerouac

“Utopia’s a terrific book, though I hate it intensely.”
     -Ted Berrigan

“Darling Bernadette this shit couldn’t be better I’m proud of you.”
     -Gertrude Stein

“I do believe Mayer is one of the few humans living (as I am not) who has read my ‘Ode to Charles Fourier’ ”.
     -Andre Breton

“Bernadette Mayer did not spend enough time in the room misnamed her study thought she has had a fly-by-night affair with me and thus I am willing to write this blurb for her outrageously plagaristic utopia from which I have learned many things about twentieth century prose style.”
     -Nathaniel Hawthorne

“The man is the man and the woman is the woman no matter what; this Mayer has clear in her head, despite the bulky world.”
     -Herman Melville

“As for the sublime, little one, eat lobsters in your time.”

“I wish I were still living to understand this book.”
     -Sigmund Freud

“Not a bad book.”
     -William Saroyan