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Silence: Lectures and Writings
By John Cage and Kyle Gann (foreword by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Wesleyan Univ Pr
Publication date October 26, 2011
Pages 276
Binding Hardcover
Edition 50 anv
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780819571762
ISBN-10 0819571768
Dimensions 1.25 by 7.25 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.52 lbs.
Original list price $30.00
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Silence, John Cage’s first book and epic masterpiece, was published in October 1961. In these lectures, scores, and writings, Cage tries, as he says, to find a way of writing that comes from ideas, is not about them, but that produces them. Often these writings include mesostics and essays created by subjecting the work of other writers to chance procedures using the I Ching. Fifty years later comes a beautiful new edition with a foreword by eminent music critic Kyle Gann. A landmark book in American arts and culture, Silence has been translated into more than forty languages and has sold over half a million copies worldwide. Wesleyan University Press is proud to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the book’s publication with this special hardcover edition.

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Hardcover
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With Kyle Gann (other contributor) | 50 anv edition from Wesleyan Univ Pr (October 26, 2011)
9780819571762 | details & prices | 276 pages | 7.25 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.52 lbs | List price $30.00
About: Silence, John Cage’s first book and epic masterpiece, was published in October 1961.
Paperback
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With Kyle Gann (other contributor) | 50 anv edition from Wesleyan Univ Pr (July 6, 2013)
9780819573650 | details & prices | 276 pages | 7.00 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $25.95
About: Silence, John Cage’s first book and epic masterpiece, was published in October 1961.
from Wesleyan Univ Pr (June 1, 1961)
9780819560285 | details & prices | 7.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $25.95
About: Silence, A Year from Monday, M, Empty Words and X (in this order) form the five parts of a series of books in which Cage tries, as he says, to find a way of writing which comes from ideas, is not about them, but which produces them.

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