John Cage and Buddhist Ecopoetics: John Cage and the Performance of Nature (New Directions in Religion and Literature)

John Cage and Buddhist Ecopoetics: John Cage and the Performance of Nature (New Directions in Religion and Literature)

Peter Jaeger


John Cage was once one of the first wave of post-war American artists and intellectuals to be motivated by way of Zen Buddhism and it used to be a power that led him to turn into profoundly engaged with our present ecological concern. 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 strategies 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 severe language that reconfigures writing and silence.

Interrogating Cage's ‘green-Zen' within the mild 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 website for the Zen-inspired "nothing" which is living on the center of Cage's poetics, and which so sincerely intersects along with his ecological writing.

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