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Mystery Train: Images Of America In Rock 'n' Roll Music: Sixth Edition
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|April 28, 2015

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The perfect gift for music fans and anyone who loves artists like Elvis Presley, Randy Newman, Sly Stone, Robert Johnson, and Harmonica Frank. In 1975, Greil Marcus’s Mystery Train changed the way readers thought about rock ’n’ roll and…
Savage Messiah
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|May 21, 2019

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The acclaimed art fanzine’s psychogeographic drifts through a ruined city Savage Messiah collects the entire set of Laura Oldfield Ford’s fanzine to date. Part graphic novel, part artwork, the book is both an angry polemic against the marginalization…
Cain's Book
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|January 1, 1991

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This is the journal of Joe Necchi, a junkie living on a barge that plies the rivers and bays of New York. Joe's world is the half-world of drugs and addicts-the world of furtive fixes in sordid Harlem apartments, of police pursuits down deserted subway stations.…
Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century, Twentieth Anniversary Edition

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Greil Marcus, author of Mystery Train , widely acclaimed as the best book ever written about America as seen through its music, began work on this new book out of a fascination with the Sex Pistols: that scandalous antimusical group, invented in London in 1975…
American Humor: A Study Of The National Character

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Stepping out of the darkness, the American emerges upon the stage of history as a new character, as puzzling to himself as to others. American Humor , Constance Rourke's pioneering "study of the national character," singles out the archetypal figures…
Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective
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|December 11, 2012

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Jay DeFeo (1929–1989) was part of a vibrant community of avant-garde artists, poets, and musicians in San Francisco during the 1950s and 1960s. Her circle included Wallace Berman, Joan Brown, Bruce Conner, Wally Hedrick, Edward Kienholz, and Michael…
The Stammering Century
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|November 6, 2012

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Gilbert Seldes, the author of The Stammering Century , writes:     This book is not a record of the major events in Ameri­can history during      the nineteenth century. It is concerned with minor movements, with…
Kill All Your Darlings: Pieces 1990-2005
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|September 28, 2007

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In his books and in a string of wide-ranging and inventive essays, Luc Sante has shown himself to be not only one of our pre-eminent stylists, but also a critic of uncommon power and range. He is 'one of the handful of living masters of the American language, as…
Stranded: Rock And Roll For A Desert Island

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In 1978, Greil Marcus asked twenty other writers on rock -- including Dave Marsh, Lester Bangs, Nick Tosches, Ellen Willis, Simon Frith, and Robert Christgau -- a question: What one rock and roll album would you take to a desert island? The resulting essays were…
Three Songs, Three Singers, Three Nations

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The History Of Rock 'n' Roll In Ten Songs
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|September 2, 2014

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One of our finest critics gives us an altogether original history of rock ’n’ roll Unlike all previous versions of rock ’n’ roll history, this book omits almost every iconic performer and ignores the storied events and turning points that…
When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening to Van Morrison

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This book is a quest to understand Van Morrison's particular genius through a close look at the most extraordinary and unclassifiable moments in his long career, beginning in 1965 and continuing in full force to this day: sometimes entire songs, sometimes single…
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