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Listening to Van Morrison

Greil Marcus

Listening to Van Morrison represents Greil Marcus’s quest to trace Morrison’s particular genius through seminal moments in his long career, beginning in 1965, breaking open in 1968 with the incomparable Astral Weeks, and continuing in full force to this day. This is a portrait of a perplexing, mysterious and terrifyingly gifted artist and vocalist at the height of his powers, written by one of our most thoughtful cultural critics.

RRP: £8.99

Published: 02/02/2012

ISBN: 9780571254460

Length: 208 pages

Format: Paperback

About Greil Marcus

Greil Marcus was born in San Francisco in 1945. He is the author of Mystery Train, Invisible Republic, Lipstick Traces, Double Trouble and Bob Dylan: Writings 1968-2010
and the editor of Lester Bangs’s Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung. In 1998 he curated the exhibition ‘1948’ at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. He writes the Real Life Rock Top 10 column for The Believer and teaches at the New School in New York. He was described by John Rockwell in the New York Times as ‘a writer of rare perception and a genuinely innovative thinker’. Greil Marcus lives in California.