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Marcus, Greil

Works: 142 works in 619 publications in 7 languages and 25,092 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Drama  Anecdotes  Music  Juvenile works  Reviews  Interviews  Discographies 
Roles: Author, Writer of accompanying material, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, zxx
Classifications: ML3534, 810.9
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Mystery train : images of America in rock 'n' roll music by Greil Marcus( Book )
88 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,385 libraries worldwide
"Focusing on a handful of performers - Harmonica Frank, Robert Johnson, the Band, Sly Stone, Randy Newman, and Elvis Presley - Greil Marcus opens up the American story of ambition and defeat, dreams and lies. This fifth edition includes an updated version of the ever-expanding Notes and Discographies section, exploring the evolution and continuing impact of the performers and recordings featured in this book."--BOOK JACKET
A new literary history of America by Greil Marcus( Book )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,926 libraries worldwide
America is a nation making itself up as it goes along-a story of discovery and invention unfolding in speeches and images, letters and poetry, unprecedented feats of scholarship and imagination. In these myriad, multiform, endlessly changing expressions of the American experience, the authors and editors of this volume find a new American history.In more than two hundred original essays, A New Literary History of America brings together the nation's many voices. From the first conception of a New World in the sixteenth century to the latest re-envisioning of that world in cartoons, television, science fiction, and hip hop, the book gives us a new, kaleidoscopic view of what "Made in America" means. Literature, music, film, art, history, science, philosophy, political rhetoric-cultural creations of every kind appear in relation to each other, and to the time and place that give them shape.The meeting of minds is extraordinary as T. J. Clark writes on Jackson Pollock, Paul Muldoon on Carl Sandburg, Camille Paglia on Tennessee Williams, Sarah Vowell on Grant Wood's American Gothic, Walter Mosley on hard-boiled detective fiction, Jonathan Lethem on Thomas Edison, Gerald Early on Tarzan, Bharati Mukherjee on The Scarlet Letter, Gish Jen on Catcher in the Rye, and Ishmael Reed on Huckleberry Finn. From Anne Bradstreet and John Winthrop to Philip Roth and Toni Morrison, from Alexander Graham Bell and Stephen Foster to Alcoholics Anonymous, Life, Chuck Berry, Alfred Hitchcock, and Ronald Reagan, this is America singing, celebrating itself, and becoming something altogether different, plural, singular, new
Lipstick traces : a secret history of the twentieth century by Greil Marcus( Book )
64 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,830 libraries worldwide
Greil Marcus, author of Mystery Train, began work on this new book out of a fascination with the Sex Pistols: that scandalous antimusical group invented in London in 1975 which sparked the emergence of the culture called punk. Where in the world of pop music did that come from? Looking for an answer, with a high sense of the drama of the journey, Marcus takes us down the dark paths of counterhistory, a route of blasphemy, adventure, and surprise. What Marcus shows is that various kinds of angry, absolute demands--demands on society, art, and all the governing structures of everyday life--seem to be coded in phrases, images, and actions passed on invisibly, but inevitably, by people quite unaware of each other. Although the Sex Pistols shape the beginning and the end of the story, this is not a book about music; it is about a common voice, discovered and transmitted in many forms.--From publisher description
I'm not there by Todd Haynes( visu )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,340 libraries worldwide
Depicting the different stages and changes in Bob Dylan's career, six actors each portray the musician at different points of his life, creating a patchwork of personalities, attitudes, interests and ambitions
Like a rolling stone : Bob Dylan at the crossroads by Greil Marcus( Book )
31 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,287 libraries worldwide
Greil Marcus presents an in-depth examination of Bob Dylan's 1965 single
Dead Elvis : a chronicle of a cultural obsession by Greil Marcus( Book )
25 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,030 libraries worldwide
Psychotic reactions and carburetor dung by Lester Bangs( Book )
32 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 996 libraries worldwide
Essays examine rock performers and bands including David Bowie, Lou Reed, Chicago, the Clash, James Taylor, and Iggy Pop
The history of rock 'n' roll in ten songs by Greil Marcus( Book )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 915 libraries worldwide
Selects ten songs recorded between 1956 and 2008 that embody rock and roll as a thing in itself--in the story each song tells, inhabits, and creates in its legacy
The Doors : a lifetime of listening to five mean years by Greil Marcus( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 861 libraries worldwide
The Doors: a lasting voice, or psychedelic trash? To Greil Marcus they can be both--in the same song. More Doors songs can be heard on the radio today, forty years after Jim Morrison's death, than those of almost any group of their era. Sparked by that fact, and with the deep focus of a critic engaged with his subject, Marcus both revisits a parade of great performances and explores why and how the Doors have endured with their spirit and menace intact. He makes plain that the Doors are at the heart of what Leslie Fiedler called "the mythic life of their generation," and dramatizes how their music still shimmers with the dread that in their time hovered over a country convulsed by assassination and war, and over a city terrorized by the specter of the Manson murders--a dread that, in different forms, with different faces, is with us still.--From publisher description
The shape of things to come : prophecy and the American voice by Greil Marcus( Book )
19 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 856 libraries worldwide
"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
Invisible republic : Bob Dylan's basement tapes by Greil Marcus( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 800 libraries worldwide
Analyzes the recordings made by Bob Dylan and the Band in the basement of a house called Big Pink near Woodstock, New York, in 1967, which were Dylan's response to the criticism he received for "betraying" folk music. Marcus places these tapes in the larger contexts of folk music and rock and roll of the late 1960s
The dustbin of history by Greil Marcus( Book )
19 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and German and held by 790 libraries worldwide
It is the history in the riff, in the movie or novel or photograph, in the actor's pose or critic's posturing - in short, the history is cultural happenstance - that Marcus reveals here, exposing along the way the distortions and denials that keep us oblivious if not immune to its lessons. Whether writing about the Beat Generation or Umberto Eco, Picasso's Guernica or the massacre in Tiananmen Square, The Manchurian Candidate or John Wayne's acting, Eric Ambler's antifascist thrillers or Camille Paglia, Marcus uncovers the histories embedded in our cultural moments and acts, and shows how, through our reading of the truths our culture tells and those it twists and conceals, we situate ourselves in that history and in the world
The rose & the briar : death, love and liberty in the American ballad ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 783 libraries worldwide
The ballad has been part of American history since before the country had a name. In this book, the editors have assembled an astonishing group of writers and artists--novelists, essayists, performers, and critics--to explore the ineffable power of the American ballad. In words and in drawings, the collaborators have tapped the veins of America's most imaginative and expressive form. From "Barbara Allen," one of the earliest, through "The Wreck of the Old 97," to contemporary ballads by Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, The Rose & the Briar presents a rich new patch of art and commentary--like the ballads, no two the same, but all of a piece, about stories, storytellers, and American death, love, and liberty.--Publisher
Blowin' in the wind by Bob Dylan( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 596 libraries worldwide
Presents the familiar Dylan song, accompanied by illustrations
Ranters & crowd pleasers : punk in pop music, 1977-92 by Greil Marcus( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 563 libraries worldwide
When that rough god goes riding : listening to Van Morrison by Greil Marcus( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 537 libraries worldwide
The wild turbulence of his music, mirroring the swings in his popular acclaim, makes Van Morrison one of the most perplexing and mysterious figures in modern music. Marcus celebrates the unique world of his songs and performance through the extraordinary and unclassifiable moments in Morrison's career, beginning in 1965 and continuing to this day
Stranded : rock and roll for a desert island ( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and held by 516 libraries worldwide
Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus : writings 1968-2010 by Greil Marcus( Book )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 485 libraries worldwide
An author who has made a career of listening to Bob Dylan collects more than forty years of his essays on the music, performances, books, and movies by and about Bob Dylan, as he assesses the iconic figure's impact on his times
Double trouble : Bill Clinton and Elvis Presley in a land of no alternatives by Greil Marcus( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 428 libraries worldwide
"Focusing on Bill Clinton, Elvis Presley, Hilary Clinton, Nirvana, Sinead O'Connor, Andy Warhol, and especially Bob Dylan, Marcus pursues the question of how culture is made and how, through culture, people remake themselves."--Jacket
Another self portrait (1969-1971) by Bob Dylan( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
Containing 35 rarities and previously unreleased recordings, this is the latest edition of Dylan's acclaimed Bootleg Series. The unreleased recordings, demos and alternate takes are drawn mainly from the 1970 studio recording sessions that resulted in the official 1970 albums Self Portrait and New Morning albums
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Alternative Names
Greil Marcus American historian
Greil Marcus Amerikaans auteur
Greil Marcus US-amerikanischer Autor, Musikjournalist und Universitätsdozent
マーカス, グリール
English (327)
German (27)
French (23)
Italian (10)
Spanish (6)
Dutch (2)
Czech (1)
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