I worked for four years on the Cage archives in the Special Collections and
Archives dept. at Wesleyan's Olin Library--there's a ton of material there,
including the original manuscripts and proofs of the Silence. I'd
say it's worth the trip to Connecticut, if you can afford it!
For other Silence listers, too, you should know that this is a truly weird
and astonishing collection, containing an crazy assortment of fan mail,
clippings, gallery invitations, tributes, and correspondence that Cage
donated to Wesleyan upon his death. And, it's now more or less researcher
friendly. The online Finding Aid is located here:
On Dec 4, 2007 11:59 AM, David P Miller wrote:
> Greetings! The only lead I can provide you is a German translation by
> Ernst Jandl, published by Suhrkamp Verlag (Frankfurt) in 1995. It
> translation of the Lecture on Nothing, Lecture on Something, and 45' for
> Speaker -- not the whole book. I've read aloud parts of the "Vortrag uber
> Nichts" and it compares very beautifully with the "Amerikanischen."
> The title of the translation is simply "Silence" (in English).
> Best wishes,
> David M.
> Jamaica Plain, Mass. USA
> On Sun, 2 Dec 2007, Lo. wrote:
> > Hi, i'm in Mexico City, i'm working in a critical history of Silence:
> > Lectures and Writings, so i kneed all the information about the book:
> > editions, traductions, presentations, and references about this book.
> > May be this information is in the list, i just can't find the specific
> > subject or the way to look and serch in the archive.
> > Tanks.
> > (sorry if my spelling is not the best, im learning.)
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