When That Rough God Goes Riding
Listening to Van Morrison
By Greil Marcus
(PublicAffairs, Hardcover, 9781586488215, 208pp.)
Publication Date: April 1, 2010
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A renowned music critic’s revelatory exploration of Van Morrison: what makes him one of the most unique musical artists of our time and what distinguishes his most transcendent moments
Greil Marcus is the author of The Shape of Things to Come, Like a Rolling Stone, and The Old Weird America; a 20th anniversary edition of his book Lipstick Traces was published in 2009. With Werner Sollors he is the editor of A New Literary History of America, published last year by Harvard University Press. Since 2000 he has taught at Princeton, Berkeley, Minnesota, and the New School in New York; his column Real Life Rock Top 10” appears regularly in The Believer. He lives in Berkeley.