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The Shape of Things to Come

Greil Marcus

The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy and the American Voice by Griel Marcus, the celebrated author of Lipstick Traces, Mystery Train, and Invisible Republic, is a stunning new book on America and the cultural tributaries that carry its past, present, and future.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571221578
Date Published
02.08.2007
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Summary

America is a nation whose sense of righteousness goes hand in hand with paranoia. Greil Marcus explores the influence of culture and politics on the American psyche – and the idealism, horror, eloquence and violence integral to its founding narratives.

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Greil Marcus was born in San Francisco in 1945. He is the author of Mystery Train, Invisible Republic, Lipstick Traces, Double Trouble and Bob Dylan: Writings 1968-2010and the editor of Lester Bangs’s Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung. In 1998 he curated the exhibition ‘1948’ at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. He writes the Real Life…

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