The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy and the American Voice
Faber, 2007 - 320 pages
This text untangles the story of America's covenant with itself and the idealism, horror, eloquence and violence integral to its founding narratives. It presents an account that moves back and forth between culture and politics, diving into the work of few artists who dramatise the challenge US poses to each of its citizens.
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THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME: Prophecy and the American VoiceUser Review - Kirkus
Prophets are among us, declares Marcus (Like a Rolling Stone, 2005, etc.): singing and making films, writing novels and poetry. But we rarely listen to them until it's too late.The noted cultural ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gregtmills - LibraryThing
At first blush, pop Zarathustra Greil Marcus's latest book, The Shape of Things to Come, looks like something cooked up by a Sarah Lawrence undergrad in an end-of-term panic. According to Marcus ... Read full review