Silence: Lectures and Writings. John Cage.
Silence: Lectures and Writings

Silence: Lectures and Writings

Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1967 (1961). Second Softcover Printing. Softcover. Signed & Inscribed by John Cage to Poet/Publisher Ken Mikolowski. "written from here includes: autobiographical fragments as Zen koan--blank pages as "white paintings" of the mind--anecdotes of Schonberg and Suzuki--celebrations of Satie, Varese, Rauschenberg, private friends, mushrooms--and words and spaces on Meister Eckhart--Zen--Dada--the Random Chaos-composition by hexagram, coin-tossing, paper fly specks--composition for prepared piano, magnetic tape, Happenings--Silence heard as the 13th tone--music as space-time transformation (bounded notes becoming unpredictable time sequences)--the interdeterminacy of modern science--the one-in-all order-in-chaos and the (musical) rest is (Cagian) silence." (from front cover) Eclectic intellectual, respected iconoclast, cultural icon--the name John Cage has sounded through the ears of many who may never know his work, his notoriety is so immense. In unraveling prose, Cage unties the knots of confusion that may bewilder the intrigued, and we are left with answers & clarity where once there was none. This copy is signed & inscribed to poet & founder of Detroit's Alternative Press Ken Mikolowski. Mikolowski published Robert Creeley, Allen Ginsberg, Ted Berrigan, Gary Snyder, and myriad other influential & celebrated figures of the Beat/San Francisco Renaissance/Black Mountain/New York schools of poetry. Mikolowski's annotations line the first 35 pages of the book, and include underlined passages and thought-blurbs in the blank margins beside the text, enhancing & magnifying an already rich association. Book in good condition with rubbing throughout front, back covers; minor bumps & chipping at all corners; various uniform nicks & scratches throughout same; vertical creases running through length of spine; slight staining to text block; small droplet coffee stain to top of same. Good. [Item #2672]

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