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The selected letters of John Cage

Author: John Cage; Laura Diane Kuhn
Publisher: Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This selection of over five hundred letters gives us the life of John Cage with all the intelligence, wit, and inventiveness that made him such an important and groundbreaking composer and performer. The missives range from lengthy reports of his early trips to Europe in the 1930s through his years with the dancer Merce Cunningham, and shed new light on his growing eminence as an iconic performance artist of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal correspondence
Business correspondence
Records and correspondence
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cage, John.
Selected letters of John Cage
Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015042894
Named Person: John Cage; John Cage; John Cage
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Cage; Laura Diane Kuhn
ISBN: 9780819575913 0819575917
OCLC Number: 907190295
Description: xix, 651 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: 1930-1949 --
1950-1961 --
1962-1971 --
1972-1982 --
1983-1992 --
Appendix. Cage's correspondents, with sources of his letters.
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Responsibility: edited by Laura Kuhn.

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"John Cage created an offbeat gamelan-inflected, childlike, percussive wonderland of piano works. This rich legacy was the product of a long emotional evolution, as this vast compendium indicates, Read more...

 
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