M (John Cage book)

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M: Writings ’67–’72
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Author John Cage
Publisher Wesleyan University Press
Publication date
1973
Pages 217 pp.
ISBN ISBN 978-0-8195-4058-4
OCLC 520710

M: Writings ’67–’72 is a book by American avant-garde composer John Cage (1912–1992), first published in 1973 by Wesleyan University Press. It contains the following writings:

  • "Foreword" (1973)
  • "Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)" (continued 1968; revised version)
  • "62 Mesostics re Merce Cunningham" (1973, originally a musical composition)
  • "36 Mesostics Re and Not Re Marcel Duchamp" (1970, also known as "36 Acrostics re and not re Marcel Duchamp")
  • "Mureau" (1971–72)
  • "Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse") (continued 1969)
  • "Song" (1973)
  • "Six Mesostics":
    • "Present" (1970, also known as an untitled "Poem for Edwin Denby")
    • "On the windshield of a new Fiat for James K. (who had not made up his mind where to go) and Carolyn Brown" (1973)
    • "In Memoriam S.W." (1973)
    • "July 13, 1972" (1972)
    • "For A.C. on his 70th birthday" (1973)
    • "Ten years before sixty-seven" (1967)
  • "Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)" (continued 1970–71)
  • "Mushroom Book" (1972, collaboration with Lois A. Long and Alexander H. Smith)
  • "25 Mesostics Re and Not Re Mark Tobey" (1973)
  • "Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)" (continued 1971–72)

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