By John Cage
Comprises lectures, essays, diaries and different writings, together with "How to enhance the realm (You Will in simple terms Make issues Worse)" and "Juilliard Lecture."
"This e-book is so wealthy in rules appropriate to all kinds of creative, 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're going to potentially make experience to a few, nonsense to others"--Richard Kostelanetz, Denver Quarterly
"Our first and top all-American dadaist... and his prose kind is the best given that Gertrude Stein."-- The Kirkus Reviews
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"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, refined advert forceful means the profound non secular foundation of avante-garde art."--American pupil
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