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Marcus, Greil

Works: 136 works in 588 publications in 8 languages and 23,958 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Drama  Anecdotes  Interviews  Music  Reviews  Discography  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Writer of accompanying material, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Other
Classifications: ML3534, 810.9
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Greil Marcus
Mystery train : images of America in rock 'n' roll music by Greil Marcus( Book )

84 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,377 WorldCat member 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( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 2,136 WorldCat member 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 )

53 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,761 WorldCat member 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
Like a rolling stone : Bob Dylan at the crossroads by Greil Marcus( Book )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greil Marcus presents an in-depth examination of Bob Dylan's 1965 single
I'm not there by Todd Haynes( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,345 WorldCat member 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
Dead Elvis : a chronicle of a cultural obsession by Greil Marcus( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychotic reactions and carburetor dung by Lester Bangs( Book )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays examine rock performers and bands including David Bowie, Lou Reed, Chicago, the Clash, James Taylor, and Iggy Pop
The Doors : a lifetime of listening to five mean years by Greil Marcus( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insightful evaluation of the group's music
The shape of things to come : prophecy and the American voice by Greil Marcus( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member 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."--BOOK JACKET
Invisible republic : Bob Dylan's basement tapes by Greil Marcus( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 819 WorldCat member 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 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Again and again Marcus skewers the widespread assumption that history exists only in the past, that it is behind us, relegated to the dustbin. Here we see instead that history is very much with us, being made and unmade every day, and unless we recognize it our future will be as cramped and impoverished as our present sense of the past
The rose & the briar : death, love and liberty in the American ballad by Sean Wilentz( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member 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
Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus : writings 1968-2010 by Greil Marcus( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 729 WorldCat member 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
The history of rock 'n' roll in ten songs by Greil Marcus( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member 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
When that rough god goes riding : listening to Van Morrison by Greil Marcus( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member 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
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 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stranded : rock and roll for a desert island( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 434 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 10 in 'The Bootleg Series' released by Columbia Records, 'Another Self Portrait' is an album of unreleased recordings, demos and alternative takes from Bob Dylan's albums 'Self Portrait' and 'New Morning', both originally released in the 1970s. The album, featuring tracks that include 'Railroad Bill', 'Thirsty Boots' and 'Time Passes Slowly', debuted in the UK Albums Chart at #5
Rock and roll will stand by Greil Marcus( Book )

7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A new literary history of America
Alternative Names
マーカス, グリール

English (324)

German (24)

Italian (10)

French (9)

Spanish (3)

Japanese (2)

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A new literary history of AmericaLipstick traces : a secret history of the twentieth centuryLike a rolling stone : Bob Dylan at the crossroadsDead Elvis : a chronicle of a cultural obsessionPsychotic reactions and carburetor dungThe Doors : a lifetime of listening to five mean yearsThe shape of things to come : prophecy and the American voiceInvisible republic : Bob Dylan's basement tapes