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Writings '79-'82

John Cage

Publication Year: 2011

One of a series of experimental texts in which Cage tries "to find a way of writing which comes from ideas, is not about them, but which produces them," he attempts in X to create looser structures in both life and art, to free "my writing from my intentions."

Published by: Wesleyan University Press

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FOREWORD

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pp. ix-x

I am as ever beholden to R. Buckminster Fuller. His recent books Critical Path and Crunch of Giants clearly tell what our world situation is and what must be done if life on earth is to continue. Though some nations have tried, none has succeeded in becoming supranational...

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Writing for the Fourth Time through Finnegans Wake

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pp. 1-50

In January 1979, Louis Mink wrote me an excellent letter saying that having been reading my first Writing he noticed that I had invented the impure mesostic....

"There is not much difference between the two." (Suzuki Daisetz)

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p. 51-51

Toyama 1982

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pp. 51-52

James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet

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pp. 53-102

Another Song

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pp. 103-108

Writing through the Cantos

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pp. 109-116

(Untitled)

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pp. 117-118

B. W. 1916-1979

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pp. 119-122

Composition in Retrospect

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pp. 123-152

for her first exhibition with love

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pp. 153-154

Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) Continued 1973-1982

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pp. 155-170

Wishful Thinking

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pp. 171-172

Muoyce (Writing for the Fifth Time through Finnegans Wake)

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pp. 173-187


E-ISBN-13: 9780819572714
Print-ISBN-13: 9780819560988

Page Count: 212
Publication Year: 2011

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