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DOC ¼ READER Silence Lectures and Writings FREE ½ Silence A Year from Monday M Empty Words and X in this order form the five parts of a series of books in which Cage tries as he says to find a way of writing which comes from ideas is not about them but which produces them Often these writings include mesostics and essays created by sYs to find a way of writing which comes from ideas is not about them but which produces them Often these writings include mesostic What if I ask thirty two uestionsWhat if I stop asking now and thenWill that make things clearIs communication something made clear p 41 'Composition as Process'Having finally finished Silence I'm astonished I've somehow never had this book recommended to me by another writer only ever by students of Zen and instrumentalists But nearly everything Cage articulates in his essays about rhythmic structure space thought and non thought music and silence plugs directly into the kinds of tense obsessions I find myself working through daily as a language person and I found myself rethinking much of my own approach to 'working' while reading these pieces I think Cage takes a innovative approach to documenting the mind and its influence over the shape of an innovative nonfiction than most writers I read I'm kind of astonished by the degree to which his 'music' based theoretical framework allows him to shatter and multiply the communicative space of the page He is a master of formal innovation on the page because his mind already works vertically in stacking fashion and not in the linear lidded fashion of the sentence perhaps I have always always always felt as a writer whose first creative life was a musical one that language could not possibly find a form as staggering or multitudinous as something scored for sound but Cage has done itAnd he's as spectacularly funny as he is is brilliant Why is every essayist I know not talking about his workI guess my big uestion is how to write nowIf Stein had known of Zen perhaps and had sympathy for her reader's expectation of patterns Also I was surprised by how much I thought and learned about dance reading these pieces and what it is in choreography that relates to poetic attention to the tension between grammarsyntax and white space

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Silence Lectures and WritingsS and essays created by subjecting the work of other writers to chance procedures using the I Ching what Cage called writing throu this book will try to edify you about nothing and you will learn nothing leave with nothing