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The shape of things to come : prophecy and the American voice, Greil Marcus

Label
The shape of things to come : prophecy and the American voice
Title
The shape of things to come
Title remainder
prophecy and the American voice
Statement of responsibility
Greil Marcus
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 that the prophetic voice has sounded less and less in the political realm--where it can be heard in the words of John Winthrop, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King, Jr.--and more in the work of individual artists, including Philip Roth, David Lynch, Sinclair Lewis, John Dos Passos, David Thomas of Pere Ubu, Allen Ginsberg, the band Heavens to Betsy, Bill Pullman, and Sheryl Lee. In The Shape of Things to Come, the past and the present merge in the most extraordinary and surprising ways. Greil Marcus presents a stirring, and frightening, portrait of our country, our ideals, and ourselves."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marcus, Greil
Dewey number
973.01/9
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.M259 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, American
  • Nationalism
  • Prophecy
  • Prophecy in literature
  • Politics in art
  • Quotations, American
  • United States
Label
The shape of things to come : prophecy and the American voice, Greil Marcus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. New York, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania ; Massachusetts, Washington, D.C. -- New Jersey, California, Washington, Ohio. Philip Roth and the lost republic ; American berserk: Bill Pullman's face ; American pastoral: Sheryl Lee as Laura Palmer ; Crank prophet bestride America, grinning: David Thomas. -- Epilogue. Kansas
Control code
62430759
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780374104382
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005033139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780374104382
Label
The shape of things to come : prophecy and the American voice, Greil Marcus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. New York, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania ; Massachusetts, Washington, D.C. -- New Jersey, California, Washington, Ohio. Philip Roth and the lost republic ; American berserk: Bill Pullman's face ; American pastoral: Sheryl Lee as Laura Palmer ; Crank prophet bestride America, grinning: David Thomas. -- Epilogue. Kansas
Control code
62430759
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780374104382
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005033139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780374104382

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