A Something Else Reader

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Edited by Dick Higgins

An anthology of American avant-garde writing from its heyday, conceived by legendary poet, publisher, artist, composer, and writer Dick Higgins (1938–98) in the 1970s for his Something Else Press, but unpublished until now. Works by John Cage, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Alison Knowles and many others.

A Something Else Reader is a previously-unpublished anthology edited by Dick Higgins in 1972 to celebrate Something Else Press, the publishing house he founded in 1963 to showcase Fluxus and other experimental artistic and literary forms.

The publication features selections from Claes Oldenburg’s Store Days, John Cage’s Notations, An Anthology of Concrete Poetry, Breakthrough Fictioneers, Jackson Mac Low’s Stanzas for Iris Lezak, Gertrude Stein’s Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein, Bern Porter’s I’ve Left, Wolf Vostell’s Dé-coll/age Happenings, Al Hansen’s A Primer of Happenings & Time/Space Art, and other projects for the page by Robert Filliou, Alison Knowles, Nam June Paik, Philip Corner, Daniel Spoerri, André Thomkins, and Richard Meltzer, among others. An annotated checklist assembled by Hugh Fox and Higgins’s unpublished introduction are also included.

2022; edition of 4500; 6 x 9.25 inches; 368 pages; ISBN: 9781737797920.