9780300187373_custom-dcb3d3e0a7f4ad8753c2a9ddb34c9045e0735b8e-s99-c85The History of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs by Greil Marcus faculty, the MFA in Creative Writing and Writing & Democracy program at The New School.

Yale University Press, 2014

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Unlike all previous versions of rock ’n’ roll history, this book omits almost every iconic performer and ignores the storied events and turning points that everyone knows. Instead, in a daring stroke, Greil Marcus selects ten songs recorded between 1956 and 2008, then proceeds to dramatize how each embodies rock ’n’ roll as a thing in itself, in the story it tells, inhabits, and acts out — a new language, something new under the sun.