From Publishers Weekly
In this sympathetic biography, the late avant-garde composer John Cage is acclaimed as "a man of joyous integrity" who leaned toward the ascetic and the transcendent. Photos.
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From Library Journal
Arnold Schoenberg referred to the recently deceased Cage as "an inventor--of genius," and indeed he was, as manifested through his musical and visual compositions. Avant-garde is a term that comes to mind when considering his complex gifts. Always the optimist, Cage focused throughout his life on an astonishing assortment of endeavors. Besides his never-ending quest toward perfection of sound (including a unique realization of silence), Cage delved into such eclectic areas as Eastern philosophy, edible wild foods (particularly the wild mushroom), printmaking, dance, and poetry. This book was written with Cage's cooperation and was to have been published to coincide with his 80th birthday. This definitive biography is a fine companion to Cage's Silence: Lectures & Writings (1961). It is recommended for academic and special libraries.- Kathleen Sparkman, Baylor Univ., Waco, Tex.
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