Greil Marcus talks about The Shape Of Things to Come: Prophecy and the American Voice.
Marcus's cultural criticism ranges from Monica Lewinsky to David Lynch, from Lou Reed back to Philip Roth, from the Pixies to Pere Ubu, suggesting that in the U.S., artists, rather than politicians, truly have the measure of the country- Book Passage
Greil Marcus is an American author, music journalist and cultural critic. He is notable for producing scholarly and literary essays that place rock music in a much broader framework of culture and politics than is customary in pop music journalism.
Marcus was born in San Francisco. He earned an undergraduate degree in American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, where he also did graduate work in political science. He has been a rock critic and columnist for Rolling Stone (where he was the first reviews editor, at $30 a week) and other publications, including Creem, the Village Voice and Artforum.
Marcus is the author of Mystery Train, Lipstick Traces and Invisible Republic, among many other books.