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The shape of things to come : prophecy and the American voice

Author: Greil Marcus
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In The Shape of Things to Come, Greil Marcus traces America's fable of self-invention from its Puritan beginnings to its successive retelling in the work of contemporary artists as diverse as Philip Roth and David Lynch. While artists rather than politicians struggle to define what the nation is and what it is for, Marcus opens up the ferment of America as an idea and as a story."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Greil Marcus
ISBN: 0374104387 9780374104382
OCLC Number: 62430759
Description: 320 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue. New York, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania ; Massachusetts, Washington, D.C. --
New Jersey, California, Washington, Ohio. Philip Roth and the lost republic ; American berserk: Bill Pullman's face ; American pastoral: Sheryl Lee as Laura Palmer ; Crank prophet bestride America, grinning: David Thomas. --
Epilogue. Kansas.
Responsibility: Greil Marcus.
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"In The Shape of Things to Come, Greil Marcus traces America's fable of self-invention from its Puritan beginnings to its successive retelling in the work of contemporary artists as diverse as Philip Roth and David Lynch. While artists rather than politicians struggle to define what the nation is and what it is for, Marcus opens up the ferment of America as an idea and as a story."--Jacket.

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