Dan Hoy

#1654 $77.00 Anon. Memory Is Bunk. Washington, DC, n.d. 8vo in B&W pictorial wrappers, staple binding, 26pp. VG-. First printing, w/ unpaginated preface: p.3 includes the sentence "But content can transcend -- or rather not transcend, but exist independent of context" omitted from subsequent printings. Authorship disputed. Commonly attributed to Project Blackboard due to typeset, endpapers (black), and punning authoritative references throughout such as those to presidents Truman ("I recall the buck stopping but not the buck" from "Antelopium") and G.H.W. Bush ("the uncanny sense, when recounting, of reading one's own lips, as if the ur-text were something transcribed, not lived" from "No New Taxidermists") and the titular misquote (Henry Ford). The efficacy of appropriative maneuvers later sent through committee during an ill-advised push for semantic autonomy and its inevitable culmination in silence. Even the silence felt "like a used condom" (Sara Biggs). Project disbanded shortly after inner circle reportedly experienced a collective dream involving the sky as giant placebo, to which is attributed the now anecdotal remark, "My mind [is] aghast at its own lack of subtlety" (Thomas Thomas). Light shelfwear to covers. Corners dog-eared. Former owner inscription in ink on title page: "You're the [illegible]. I don't know why I'm writing you a message since your [sic] right here lying next to me. Dan."