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Silence: Lectures and Writings
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Wesleyan Univ Pr
Publication date June 1, 1961
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780819560285
ISBN-10 0819560286
Dimensions 0.75 by 7.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $25.95
Other format details university press
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: John Cage is the outstanding composer of avant-garde music today. The Saturday Review said of him: "Cage possesses one of the rarest qualities of the true creator- that of an original mind- and whether that originality pleases, irritates, amuses or outrages is irrelevant." "He refuses to sermonize or pontificate. What John Cage offers is more refreshing, more spirited, much more fun-a kind of carefree skinny-dipping in the infinite. It's what's happening now." -The American Record Guide

"There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot. Sounds occur whether intended or not; the psychological turning in direction of those not intended seems at first to be a giving up of everything that belongs to humanity. But one must see that humanity and nature, not separate, are in this world together, that nothing was lost when everything was given away."


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780819571762
 
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
Paperback
Book cover for 9780819560285 Book cover for 9780819573650
 
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
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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: John Cage is the outstanding composer of avant-garde music today.

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