Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-169) and index.
Pt. 1. Music. Dualism/Unity/Control: Ralph Waldo Emerson and Charles Ives. Nondualism and Coexistence: Henry David Thoreau and John Cage -- Pt. 2. Poetry and Music. The Transparent Eye/I: Positioning the Self in Pound-Tradition Poetics. Silencing the Sounded Self: The Poetry and Music of John Cage.