Mystery train: images of America in rock'n'roll music

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Dutton, May 15, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 281 pages
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User Review  - nmele - LibraryThing

Marcus tried to do something interesting here, commenting on rock music as an expression of American history, society and culture. For me, he doesn't quite achieve it but he succeeds in discussing rock music and at least in placing it in a cultural context. Read full review

MYSTERY TRAIN: Images Of America In Rock 'n' Roll Music

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Marcus is nothing if not ambitious, and in this probing study of a handful of our most important rock artists he is self-consciously asserting their claim to cultural significance beyond the blaring ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
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ROBERT JOHNSON IQ38 19
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Pilgrims Progress 39
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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 fall 2000.

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