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Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock'n'Roll Music Paperback – March 25, 2008

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"Mystery Train changed a lot of things for me. Most basically, it plugged me into a lifetime’s worth of listening. Because of it, I erased 'English lit' as my college major and inked in 'American lit.' It remains the book I can’t help measuring critical writing against...I plan to give a copy of Mr. Marcus’s book to each of my children when they leave for college. It speaks intimately to a part of the cultural heritage that, in my haphazard way, I’ve tried to give them."–Dwight Garner, The New York Times

"Gets as close to the heart and soul of America and American music as the best of rock 'n' roll." –Bruce Springsteen
 
“Perhaps the finest book ever written about pop music.” –Alan Light, The New York Times Book Review, 2005
 
“Greil Marcus developed an ability to discern an art movement, or an entire country, lurking inside a song.” –The New Yorker, 2004
 
“Probably the most astute critic of American popular culture since Edmund Wilson.” –D.D. Guttenplan, London Review of Books, 2007
 
“The 1975 appearance of Greil Marcus’ first book, Mystery Train, was an explosion as unexpected and indelible as the first records Elvis Presley had cut almost exactly twenty years before.” –Mark Rozzo, Los Angeles Times’ Book Review, 2006

About the Author

Greil Marcus was one of the original staffers at Rolling Stone. He teaches at the New School in New York and lives in California.

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  • Item Weight : 1.25 pounds
  • Paperback : 432 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0452289181
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0452289185
  • Product Dimensions : 5.96 x 0.85 x 8.94 inches
  • Publisher : Plume; 5th Edition (March 25, 2008)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45 ratings
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