By John Cage
Contains lectures, essays, diaries and different writings, together with "How to enhance the area (You Will basically Make concerns Worse)" and "Juilliard Lecture."
"This publication is so wealthy in rules proper to every type of inventive, philosophical, and social endeavors, that I doubt if any open-minded and clever individual wouldn't be challenged [by] this compendium of provocative aphorisms, highbrow absurdities, and formulations so unique they are going to probably make feel to a couple, nonsense to others"--Richard Kostelanetz, Denver Quarterly
"Our first and most sensible all-American dadaist... and his prose variety is the best considering that Gertrude Stein."-- The Kirkus Reviews
"A 12 months from Monday is a mosaic whose half and whose complete are an identical thing...and you had higher now not omit either the wooded area and the bushes; and also you larger now not fear approximately combined metaphor alongside the way." --Martin final, WBAI - FM, manhattan City
"Cage's writings doesn't let us know what to imagine up to it makes us imagine I a selected way... cage demonstrates in an unpretentious, sophisticated advert forceful means the profound religious foundation of avante-garde art."--American student
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