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Mystery Train

Mystery Train by Greil Marcus
Paperback
Apr 28, 2015 | 448 Pages
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Praise

Praise for Mystery Train:

Mystery Train changed a lot of things for me. Most basically, it plugged me into a lifetime’s worth of listening. Because of it, I erased ‘English lit’ as my college major and inked in ‘American lit.’ It remains the book I can’t help measuring critical writing against…I plan to give a copy of Mr. Marcus’s book to each of my children when they leave for college. It speaks intimately to a part of the cultural heritage that, in my haphazard way, I’ve tried to give them.”–Dwight Garner, The New York Times

“Gets as close to the heart and soul of America and American music as the best of rock ‘n’ roll.” –Bruce Springsteen
 
“Perhaps the finest book ever written about pop music.” –Alan Light, The New York Times Book Review, 2005
 
“Greil Marcus developed an ability to discern an art movement, or an entire country, lurking inside a song.” –The New Yorker, 2004
 
“Probably the most astute critic of American popular culture since Edmund Wilson.” –D.D. Guttenplan, London Review of Books, 2007
 
“The 1975 appearance of Greil Marcus’ first book, Mystery Train, was an explosion as unexpected and indelible as the first records Elvis Presley had cut almost exactly twenty years before.” –Mark Rozzo, Los Angeles Times’ Book Review, 2006

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