Silence: Lectures and Writings

By John Cage

Silence, A 12 months from Monday, M, Empty phrases and X (in this order) shape the 5 elements of a chain of books within which Cage attempts, as he says, to discover a fashion of writing which comes from principles, isn't really approximately them, yet which produces them. frequently those writings comprise mesostics and essays created via subjecting the paintings of alternative writers to likelihood techniques utilizing the I Ching (what Cage referred to as writing through).

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