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Shape of Things to Come Prophecy and the American Voice

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ISBN-10: 0312426429

ISBN-13: 9780312426422

Edition: 2007

Authors: Greil Marcus

List price: $23.00
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ANew York Times Book ReviewEditors' Choice nbsp; ASan Francisco ChronicleBest Book of the Year nbsp; A LondonTimes Literary SupplementBest Book of the Year nbsp; In this exhilarating and kaleidoscopic investigation of American identity, Greil Marcus traces the nation's fable of self invention from its earliest Puritan beginnings to its successive retellings in the work of diverse contemporary artists. Marcus considers the birth of America as a New Jerusalem, a place of promises so vast that they could only be betrayed--and how from that betrayal emerged the nation's prophetic voice, the voice that calls America's citizens to self-judgment. Over the course of our history, Marcus finds…    
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 8/21/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Greil Marcus is the author of "Invisible Republic," "Dead Elvis," "Lipstick Traces," & "Mystery Train." His pieces have appeared in a wide range of publications, including "Artforum," "Interview," "The New Yorker," "The New York Times," & "Esquire." He will be teaching at Princeton & Berkeley in fall 2000.