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Greil Marcus is the author of "Invisible Republic," "Dead Elvis," "Lipstick Traces," & "Mystery Train." His pieces have appeared in a wide range of publications, including "Artforum," "Interview," "The New Yorker," "The New York Times," & "Esquire." He will be teaching at Princeton & Berkeley in mostrar mais fall 2000. (Publisher Provided) Greil Marcus was born in San Francisco, California in 1945. He received an undergraduate degree in American studies from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been a rock critic and columnist for Rolling Stone, Creem, The Village Voice, Artforum, and other publications. He has written several books including Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music, Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century, Dead Elvis: A Chronicle of a Cultural Obsession, and When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening to Van Morrison. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Greil Marcus

The Dustbin of History (1995) 176 cópias
Stranded: Rock and Roll for a Desert Island (1709) — Editor — 150 cópias
Listening to Van Morrison (2010) 118 cópias

Associated Works

Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung (1988) — Editor — 1,143 cópias
One-Way Street (1928) — Prefácio, algumas edições252 cópias
Hellfire: The Jerry Lee Lewis Story (1982) — Prefácio, algumas edições232 cópias
Chronicle, Volume 1 (1976) — Liner Notes, algumas edições200 cópias
The Stammering Century (1928) — Introdução, algumas edições190 cópias
Granta 76: Music (2001) — Contribuinte — 155 cópias
Kill All Your Darlings: Pieces, 1990-2005 (2007) — Introdução, algumas edições118 cópias
McSweeney's Issue 34 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2010) — Contribuinte — 109 cópias
Give Our Regards to the Atomsmashers! Writers on Comics (2004) — Contribuinte — 106 cópias
Soul: An Archaeology--Readings from Socrates to Ray Charles (1994) — Contribuinte — 101 cópias
The Dylan Companion: A Collection of Essential Writing About Bob Dylan (1990) — Contribuinte, algumas edições96 cópias
The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11 [sound recording] (1975) — Liner Notes, algumas edições81 cópias
Rock of Ages (1972) — Liner Notes, algumas edições24 cópias
Crowds (2006) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Anthology of American Folk Music (1952) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias


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AnkaraLibrary | outras 12 resenhas | Feb 23, 2024 |
Like all Marcus collections, it contains examples of him at his insightful, thought-provoking best and at his blustery, bullshitting worst, at times in the same long, rambling sentence. For some reason, every subject he writes about has to somehow be made into an exemplar of the American democratic experiment or an artist testing the boundaries of freedom or expression. The smallest throwaway moment in a song can be the launching point for pages and pages of ruminations on God and/or the blues. When he's on to something this can be amazing, but the more he writes like this the more he risks turning into a parody of himself. Every note is not a life or death matter, even for a singer as weird and gifted as Van Morrison. The high points are easily worth the lows, though, and not enough people have written in depth about Morrison, a guy overdue for some serious critical study. Biggest disappointment with this book: only two mentions of "Veedon Fleece," his greatest album after "Astral Weeks." It's a minefield of literary and Celtic mythological references that I thought would surely attract Marcus.… (mais)
ecdawson | outras 5 resenhas | Jan 22, 2024 |
The usual limitations - meandering, digressive text to the extent it is mannered and unnecessarily fractured. The usual strengths - vast knowledge and a golden touch in picking out illuminating arcana. Not biographical by any definition but I doubt anyone who has read Marcus before would have expected that.
djh_1962 | 1 outra resenha | Jan 7, 2024 |



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