By John Cage
Contains lectures, essays, diaries and different writings, together with "How to enhance the realm (You Will in simple terms Make concerns Worse)" and "Juilliard Lecture."
"This e-book is so wealthy in rules proper to all kinds of creative, 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 are going to potentially make feel to a couple, nonsense to others"--Richard Kostelanetz, Denver Quarterly
"Our first and most sensible all-American dadaist... and his prose sort is the best considering Gertrude Stein."-- The Kirkus Reviews
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