Dead Elvis: A Chronicle of a Cultural Obsession

By: Marcus, Greil

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [good solid clean copy, very light shelfwear, slight "spread" before page 1 (where some kind of object had been stuck in the book); jacket has some minor wrinkling and one small tear at top of rear panel; note that because of the translucence of the jacket (you can just make out the front-cover photo of Elvis through the jacket), I will be unable to apply a new Brodart cover without ruining the effect]. (B&W photographs, other illustrations) "Elvis Presley remains alive -- in the cultural imagination of our place and time. His vitality has intensified in direct proportion to the obsession with his memory. [This book] chronicles this obsession; it is a biography of Elvis's life since his death. [The author] follows the trail of this new, posthumous Elvis as an imaginative force, a kind of necessity -- 'the necessity existing in every culture that leads it to produce a perfect, all-inclusive metaphor for itself.'"

Title: Dead Elvis: A Chronicle of a Cultural Obsession

Author: Marcus, Greil

Categories: Popular Culture,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1991

ISBN Number: 0-385-41718-7

ISBN Number 13: 9780385417181

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj

Seller ID: 12237

Keywords: American Society Elvis Presley Rock 'n' Roll