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Silence: Lectures and Writings Paperback – 31 Dec 1994

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Marion Boyars; New edition edition (31 Dec. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714510432
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714510439
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 88,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"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

"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


Silence is a collection of some of the essays and lectures that have made John Cage''s name synonymous with all that is unpredictable and exciting in contemporary music.'

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