Books written by Greil Marcus

Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock ‘n’ Roll Music (E.P. Dutton & Co, 1975, sixth revised edition forthcoming 2015, Plume/Penguin)
Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century (Harvard University Press, 1989, 20th anniversary edition 2009)
Dead Elvis: A Chronicle of a Cultural Obsession (Harvard University Press, 1991)
Ranters & Crowd Pleasers: Punk in Pop Music, 1977–1992 (Doubleday, 1993), as In the Fascist Bathroom, Writings on Punk, 1977-1992 (Harvard, 1999)
The Dustbin of History (Harvard University Press, 1995)
Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes (Henry Holt & Co., 1997), as The Old, Weird America: The World of Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes (Picador, 2000, revised edition 2010)
Double Trouble: Bill Clinton and Elvis Presley in a Land of No Alternatives, (Henry Holt & Co., 2001)
The Manchurian Candidate (BFI Film Classics, 2002)
Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads (Public Affairs, 2005)
The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy in the American Voice (Picador, 2006)
When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening to Van Morrison (Public Affairs, 2010)
Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus: Writings 1968–2010 (Public Affairs, 2011)
The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years (Public Affairs, 2011)
The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs (Yale University Press, 2014)
Three Songs, Three Singers, Three Nations (Harvard University Press, 2015)
Real Life Rock: The Complete Top Ten Columns, 1986-2014 (Yale University Press, 2015)

Books edited by Greil Marcus

Rock & Roll Will Stand (Beacon Press, 1969)
Stranded: Rock and Roll for a Desert Island (Alfred A. Knopf, 1979)
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, by Lester Bangs (Vintage Books, 1988)
The Rose & the Briar: Death, Love and Liberty in the American Ballad, with Sean Wilentz (W. W. Norton & Company 2004)
Best Music Writing 2009 (Da Capo, 2009)
A New Literary History of America, with Werner Sollors (Harvard/Belknap Press, 2009)

Intros, forewords, and afterwords by Greil Marcus

Introductions, forewords, and afterwords by Greil Marcus, listed chronologically
Marlene Marder, Kleenex Liliput (Nachbar der Welt Verlag–Zurich), 1986
Richard Meltzer, The Aesthetics of Rock (Da Capo), 1987 reissue
Eric Ambler, A Coffin for Dimitrios (Carroll and Graf), 1990
Laurence Gonzales, Jambeaux (Citadel Underground), 1990
Alexander Trocchi, Cain’s Book (Grove Press), 1993
Keith Carter, Heaven of Animals–Photographs (Rice University Press), 1995
Colin B. Morton and Chuck Death, Great Pop Things (Penguin–UK), 1997; as Great Pop Things–The Real History of Rock & Roll from Elvis to Oasis (Verse Chorus–US), 1998
Nick Tosches, Hellfire: The Jerry Lee Lewis Story (Grove Press) 1998 edition
Nik Cohn, Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom—L’Age d’Or de Rock (Editions Allia–Paris), 1999
There is No Eye/John Cohen Photographs (PowerHouse Books), 2001
Lee Smith, La rêve du diable (The Devil’s Dream) (Climats–Cahors), 2003
Constance Rourke, American Humor: A Study of the National Character (NYRB Classics), 2004
Bruce Conner, Mabuhay Gardens (NRW Forum–Munich), 2006
Luc Sante, Kill All Your Darlings: Pieces 1990–2005 (Yeti Publishing), 2007
Phil Freeman (editor), Marooned: The Next Generation of Desert Island Discs (Da Capo Press), 2007
Peter Handke, Short Letter, Long Farewell (NYRB Classics), 2009
Guy Debord, Panegírico (Panegyric) (Acuarela & Machado–Madrid), 2009
Smartass: The Music Journalism of Joel Selvin (SLG Books), 2010
Ace Atkins, Crossroad Blues (The Nick Travers Novels) (Carrefour, Ltd.), 2011
Bob Dylan & Jon J. Muth, Blowin’ in the Wind (Sterling Children’s Books), 2011
Firesign Theatre, Marching to Shibboleth–The Big Book of Plays (Firesign Theatre Books), 2011
Stanley Booth, The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones (Cannongate–Edinburg), 2012 and (Chicago Review Press), 2014 (forthcoming)
Gilbert Seldes, The Stammering Century (NYRB Classics), 2012
Eric Lott, Love & Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class (Oxford University Press), 2013

2 thoughts on “Bibliography

  1. Shalom & Boker tov…has Greil Marcus ever discussed at length Shabtai Zisel / Bob Dylan’s late 1978 apostasy? Surely, the magnitude of the ontological betrayals permeates Dylan’s work, which cannot be subjected to indifference.
    STEPHAN PICKERING / חפץ ח”ם בן אברהם
    Torah אלילה Yehu’di Apikores / Philologia Kabbalistica Speculativa Researcher
    לחיות זמן רב ולשגשג

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