Love, Icebox: Letters from John Cage to Merce Cunningham

John Cage (Author) Laura Kuhn (Contribution by)
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$24.95  $22.95
John Cage Trust
Publish Date
August 20, 2019
6.7 X 0.5 X 9.4 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author

Emily Martin is the author of The Year We Fell Apart, which was a 2017 YALSA Teens' Top Ten Nominee. When she's not writing, Emily enjoys baking, hiking, and watching (arguably) too much TV. Emily is originally from Michigan, but currently lives in Boston with her husband, daughter, and Goldendoodle.


To see how Cage's brilliant mind transposed disparate elements around him into an ongoing legacy inspires me to keep returning to his challenging, nonlinear work.--Dave Wheeler "Shelf Awareness "
John Cage's onetime assistant and now the director of the John Cage Trust -- collects a series of 39 letters that the composer wrote to the dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham during the 1940s. What's lovely about this slim volume is how it traces the full arc of a relationship.--Henry Alford "New York Times: Book Review "
Preserved by Cunningham and discovered after his death in 2009, [the letters] constitute the foundation stones of one of the great Modernist love affairs, one that began as a teacher-student crush (Cage was the teacher) and blossomed into an artistic collaboration and 50-year marriage. We only get Cage's view of the affair in the letters, but the emotions expressed are intense enough to speak for two...--Holland Cotter "New York Times "
Love, Icebox is extremely gratifying and nearly guiltily so. A book of letters dated between 1942 to 1946 from John Cage to Merce Cunningham, Love, Icebox illustrates at least one perspective on the beginning and formation of Cage and Cunningham's relationship.--Perwana Nazif "Los Angeles Review of Books "