“Greil Marcus’s Critical Super Power” (12/02/15)


Using Mystery Train, Three Songs, Ten Songs, and Real Life Rock as jumping-off points, David Cantwell discusses GM’s impact as a critic and his ability to “[hear] what you didn’t hear or [nail] precisely what you did.” Published in The New Yorker, December 2, 2015.


One thought on ““Greil Marcus’s Critical Super Power” (12/02/15)

  1. Very interesting and subtly critical article.

    Marcus repeats the “you can’t fool me!” criticism of critics to great effect in the Disneyland piece elsewhere on this site. This is significant, I swear.

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