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Silence: Lectures and Writings Paperback – June 15, 1961

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Editorial Reviews


“As the unchallenged father figure of American experimental music, Mr. Cage wields an influence that extends far beyond sound alone….Indeed, the entire American avant-garde would be unthinkable without Mr. Cage’s music, writings, and genially patriarchical personality.”—John Rockwell, The New York Times

“Of all Cage’s books, it is perhaps the first, Silence, which has had the broadest impact. Even now, artists of all sorts continue to respond to its Zen principles, its chance procedures, and its revolutionary ideas about sound, silence, form, and time”—Dance Chronicle

“SILENCE starts with the finest dedications of modern times—‘To Whom It May Concern’—and past that you embark on one of the most entertaining and rewarding intellectual voyages that contemporary literature affords.”—Alfred Frankenstein, San Francisco Chronicle

“One of the most entertaining and rewarding intellectual voyages that contemporary literature affords.”—San Francisco Chronicle

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7 x 8 1/4 trim. LC 61-14238

Product details

  • Item Weight : 1.06 pounds
  • Paperback : 276 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0819560286
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0819560285
  • Product Dimensions : 7.25 x 0.75 x 8.25 inches
  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press; 1st Edition (June 15, 1961)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65 ratings