Greil Marcus

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Greil Marcus (born June 19, 1945) is an American author, music journalist and cultural critic. He is notable for producing scholarly and literary essays that place rock music in a much broader framework of culture and politics than is customary in pop music journalism.

Marcus was born in San Francisco and earned an undergraduate degree in Americ ...
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11 November 2014
Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.
11 November 2014
Elvis transcends his talent to the point of dispensing with it altogether.
11 November 2014
It is a sure sign that a culture has reached a dead end when it is no longer intrigued by its myths.
11 November 2014
No failure in America, whether of love or money, is ever simple; it is always a kind of betrayal, of a mass of shadowy, shared hopes.
11 November 2014
It may be that the most interesting American struggle is the struggle to set oneself free from the limits one is born to, and then to learn something of the value of those limits.

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