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Begin Again: A Biography of John Cage. By Kenneth Silverman: Book review

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JournalAmerican Music
DatePublished - 2012
Issue number1
Number of pages3
Pages (from-to)113-115
Original languageEnglish


Kenneth Silverman, the Pulitzer-prize-winning biographer, undertook a major biography of John Cage, the celebrated American composer. Expectations were high; this review explains why the result falls far short of what was possible.

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©2012, University of Illinois Press. This is an author produced version of a paper published in American Music. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.

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  • John Cage, Kenneth Silverman , biography , review

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