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Complete edition of John Cage's Diary to be published

The first complete edition of John Cage's Diary: How To Improve The World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) will be published by Siglo Press.

Siglio Press will publish the first complete edition of John Cage's Diary: How To Improve The World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) in October. Covering the 16 year period between 1965–82, his collection of writings is spread over eight sections containing observations, anecdotes, assessments and stories featuring many friends and colleagues, including Merce Cunningham, Marcel Duchamp, Marshall McLuhan, David Tudor and others. Cage used many of the texts in lectures, where the layout, word count and type faces were determined using chance operation. In keeping with this spirit, editors Joel Biel and Richard Kraft have applied the same method to create the layout for this edition, which features coloured text and a total of 18 fonts.

These Cage texts were initially published in Clark Coolidge's journal Joglars. Diary: How To Improve The World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) will be published on 30 October by Siglio Press.