Silence : lectures and writings

by John Cage

Paperback, 1961




Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, 1961.


Special edition of the book that revolutionized our understanding of how we make and experience art.

User reviews

LibraryThing member jruthe2
If you're interested in contemporary art or experimental music, this book is a necessity. It's only a collection of essays, I often just open it up and read a random piece of writing. I have yet to be let down. It is both intrigueing and eye-opening.
LibraryThing member Lacy.Simons
i once had a dream that i found a hardcover john cage book in a used bookstore, and the moment i picked it up, i felt a profound, beyond bone-deep sense that this was The One, The Book. it was one of the most comforting dreams i've ever woken from.

a year or so later, i found 'silence' in a pile of books i was sorting through at the used bookstore where i worked at the time, and i felt a little thrill...

not quite The One, but i'm holding onto it anyway.
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