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Greil Marcus (1945-) is an American author, and music journalist.
Fans of his work praise his scholarship and discoveries of cross-currents between music and culture.
Detractors cite his over-the-top prose (Dylan's Blonde on Blonde consists of "instrumentalists and singer all peering into a deeper abyss than anyone had previously imagined existed") and inapt metaphors (Rod Stewart's Every Picture Tells a Story gave "room to breathe as the Allies stormed the beach at Normandy").
- Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'N' Roll Music, about the beginnings of rock and roll
- Stranded: Rock and Roll for a Desert Island (editor and contributor)
- Dead Elvis, about the phenomenon of Elvis Presley in the years since his death
- Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century, a book on 20th century avant-garde art movements like Dadaism, Lettrist International and Situationist International and their influence on late 20th century counter-cultures
- Invisible Republic (also released as The Old, Weird America: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes), a treatise on America as seen through Dylan's famous Basement Tapes recordings
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