John Cage and the Avant-Garde

Selected Bibliography


Bernstein, David W. and Hatch, Christopher, eds. Here Comes Everybody: The Music, Poetry, and Art of John Cage. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, forthcoming.

Bürger, Peter. Theory of the Avant-Garde. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984.

Cage, John. Silence. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1961.

________. A Year from Monday. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1967.

________. M, Writings '67-72. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press, 1973.

________. For the Birds: John Cage in Conversation with Daniel Charles. Boston: Marion Boyars, 1981.

________. Empty Words. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1979.

________. X, Writings `79-'82. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press, 1983.

________. I-VI. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1990.

________. Composition in Retrospect. Cambridge, MA: Exact Change, 1993.

Cage, John and Feldman, Morton. Radio Happenings I-V, 1966-1967. Cologne, MusikTexte, 1993.

Cardew, Cornelius. Stockhausen Serves Imperialism. London: Latimer New Dimensions Limited, 1974.

Culver, Andrew. "Notes on Anarchy and Economy." Musicworks 62 (Spring, 1995): 24-27; 64 (Spring 1996): 24-25; 68 (Summer 1997): 30-35.

Curran, Alvin. "Himmel und Hölle: Die neue allgemeine Praxis." MusikTexte 53 (March 1994): 35-38.

Egbert, Donald D. Social Radicalism in the Arts. New York: Knopf, 1970.

Enzenberger, Hans Magnus. "Die Aporien der Avant-Garde," Einzelheiten Poesie und Politik. Frankfurt am Main, 1962.

Fetterman, William. John Cage's Theatre Pieces. Australia: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1996.

Fleming, Richard and Duckworth, William, eds. John Cage at Seventy-Five. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 1989.

Flynt, Henry. "Mutations of the Vanguard: Pre-Fluxus, During Fluxus, Late Fluxus." Ubi Fluxus ibi motus, ed., A. Bonio Oliva. Milan: Mazzotta, 1990.

Gena, Peter and Brent, Jonathan, eds. A John Cage Reader. New York: C.F. Peters, 1982.

Goldman, Emma. Anarchism and Other Essays. New York: Dover Publications, Inc, 1969 (1917).

Guilbaut, Serge. How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art, trans., Arthur Goldhammer. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983.

Holzaepfel, John. "David Tudor and the Performance of American Music." Ph. D. diss., City University of New York, 1994.

Huyssen, Andreas. After the Great Divide: Modernism, Mass Culture, Postmodernism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986.

Richard Kostelanetz, ed. John Cage: Writer. New York: Limelight Editions, 1993.

________________. John Cage: An Anthology. New York: Da Capo, 1991.

________________. Writings about John Cage. Ann Arrbor, MI: The University Press of Michigan, 1996.

________________. The Avant-Grade Tradition in Literature. Buffalo: Prometheus, 1982.

Kuhn, Laura. "Synergetic Dynamics in John Cage's Europeras 1 & 2." Musical Quarterly 78 (1994): 131-48.

__________. "John Cage's Europeras 1 & 2: The Musical Means of Revolution," Ph. D. diss., University of California, Los Angeles, 1992.

Leonard, George J. Into the Light of Things: The Art of the Commonplace from Wordsworth to John Cage. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.

Lewis, Helena. The Politics of Surrealism. New York: Paragon, 1988.

Nattiez, Jean-Jacques, ed. The Boulez-Cage Correspondence, trans. and ed., Robert Samuels. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Patterson, David W. "Appraising the Catchwords, c. 1942-1959: John Cage's Asian-Derived Rhetoric and the Historical Reference of Black Mountain College." Ph. D. diss., Columbia University, 1996.

Perloff, Marjorie. Radical Artifice. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.

Perloff, Marjorie, and Junkerman, Charles, eds. John Cage: Composed in America. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1994.

Poggioli, Renato. The Theory of the Avant-Garde. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1968.

Pritchett, James. "The Development of Chance Techniques in the Music of John Cage, 1950-1956." Ph. D. diss., New York University, 1988.

_____________. The Music of John Cage. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Retallack, Joan. Musicage: Cage Muses on Words, Art, and Music. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1996.

Shultis, Christopher. Silencing the Sounding Self: John Cage and the American Experimental Tradition. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1998.

Van Emmerik, Paul. "Thema's en Variaties: Systematische Tendensen in de Compositietechnieken van John Cage." Ph. D. diss., Universiteit van Amsterdam, 1996.