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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 principles proper to all types of inventive, 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'll probably make feel to a few, nonsense to others"--Richard Kostelanetz, Denver Quarterly

"Our first and top all-American dadaist... and his prose variety is the best in view that Gertrude Stein."-- The Kirkus Reviews

"A yr from Monday is a mosaic whose half and whose entire are an identical thing...and you had greater no longer omit either the woodland and the bushes; and also you greater no longer fear approximately combined metaphor alongside the way." --Martin final, WBAI - FM, ny City

"Cage's writings doesn't let us know what to imagine up to it makes us imagine I a specific way... cage demonstrates in an unpretentious, sophisticated advert forceful means the profound non secular foundation of avante-garde art."--American pupil

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