By Peter Jaeger
John Cage used to be one of the first wave of post-war American artists and intellectuals to be prompted by means of Zen Buddhism and it was once a power that led him to develop into profoundly engaged with our present ecological quandary. In John Cage and Buddhist Ecopoetics, Peter Jaeger asks: what did Buddhism suggest to Cage? and the way did his knowing of Buddhist philosophy effect on his illustration of nature? Following Cage's personal inventive thoughts within the poem-essay shape and his use of the traditional chinese language textual content, the I Ching to form his track and writing, this e-book outlines a brand new serious language that reconfigures writing and silence.
Interrogating Cage's ‘green-Zen' within the gentle of latest psychoanalysis and cultural critique in addition to his personal later flip in the direction of anarchist politics, John Cage and Buddhist Ecopoetics offers readers with a seriously performative web site for the Zen-inspired "nothing" which is living on the middle of Cage's poetics, and which so truly intersects together with his ecological writing.
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