Greil Marcus

November 19 . 2010

Greil Marcus’ book, Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus begins in Berkeley in 1968, and ends with a piece on the singer’s  show at the University of Minnesota—his very first appearance at his alma mater—on election night 2008. The dozens of pieces collected comprise a portrait of how, throughout his career, Bob Dylan has drawn upon and reinvented the landscape of traditional American song, its myths and choruses, heroes and villains.