American author, music journalist, and cultural critic Greil Marcus.

Greil Marcus

Born in San Francisco in 1945, Greil Marcus began writing for Rolling Stone because he was “thrilled by rock and roll and bored to death by graduate school.” He left in 1970 and began writing for Creem, “a magazine that seemed like a place of freedom and was,” he later said. Marcus published When That Rough God Goes Riding, which explores the work of Van Morrison, in 2010 and The History of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs in 2014. He is a member of the Lapham’s Quarterly editorial board.

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Voices In Time

1971 | Berkeley

Paradigm Shift

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