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Marcus, Greil

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ISBN 10: 0674218574 / ISBN 13: 9780674218574
Published by Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1995
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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8vo. Black cloth and blue boards, with silver spine titles. Blue end papers. 274 pages with Index. SIGNED by Marcus on the title page. In illustrated dust-jacket (with price intact). Bookseller Inventory # 2319

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Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First printing.

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This work examines the cultural events that have defined us and our time, the social milieu in which they took place, and the individuals engaged in them. From the Beat Generation to Camille Paglia, Picasso's "Guernica" to the massacre in Tiananmen Square, this book uncovers the histories embedded in even the most fleeting cultural moments and acts, and shows how, through our reading of the truths our culture tells and those it twists and conceals, we situate ourselves in that history and in the world. Greil Marcus is the author of "Mystery Train" and "In the Fascist Bathroom".


Marcus never ceases to be fully human or an American; he can sometimes write with a bizarrely North American earnestness, but he also shows a strong and perhaps more surprising vein of almost Orwellian decency.

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