John Cage: Diary How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)

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John Cage: Diary is a complex reflection of the author's sensibilities as a thinker and citizen of the world, illuminating his social and political awareness, his idealism and sense of humor.
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Paperback, 200 pages. Measures 6 x 8.5 inches. Published by Siglio. 

Now available in an expanded paperback edition, Diary registers Cage’s assessment of the times in which he lived as well as his often uncanny musings about the world we live in. With a great sense of play and as purpose, Cage traverses vast territory, from the domestic minutiae of everyday life to ideas about how to feed the world.

He used chance operations to determine not only the word count and the application of various typefaces but also the number of letters per line, the patterns of indentation, and―in the case of Part Three, originally published by Something Else Press―color. The unusual visual variances on the page become almost musical as language takes on a physical and aural presence.