The Rule is, "What are the Rules?"
In my endeavors, both personal and academic, I found that the methods of rendering literature which I had learned, and been taught, became unfulfilling. The novel, the essay, and the poem had lost all relevance for what I sought to achieve through literature. In my pursuit of alternate forms I discovered methods for writing that called not upon a contribution to normative tradition, but a contribution to the recognition of the possibilities of literature.
As well, I discovered alternate manifestations of the book form, which also implemented measures of discovery in form, rather than affirmations to those already established. This thesis-along with the waterproof book that was its inception invites both the writer and the reader to experience a new formal and conceptual perception of the book form, based on a literary integration of the music theories of John Cage.
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences; Cage, John -- Influence; Literature, Experimental
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Moldof, Zachary, "The Rule is, "What are the Rules?"" (2005). HIM 1990-2015. 493.