By Peter Jaeger
John Cage used to be one of the first wave of post-war American artists and intellectuals to be stimulated through Zen Buddhism and it used to be a power that led him to turn into profoundly engaged with our present ecological predicament. In John Cage and Buddhist Ecopoetics, Peter Jaeger asks: what did Buddhism suggest to Cage? and the way did his knowing of Buddhist philosophy impression on his illustration of nature? Following Cage's personal artistic recommendations 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 booklet outlines a brand new severe language that reconfigures writing and silence.
Interrogating Cage's ‘green-Zen' within the mild of up to date psychoanalysis and cultural critique in addition to his personal later flip in the direction of anarchist politics, John Cage and Buddhist Ecopoetics presents readers with a significantly performative web site for the Zen-inspired "nothing" which is living on the center of Cage's poetics, and which so in actual fact intersects along with his ecological writing.
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