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Double Trouble: Bill Clinton and Elvis Presley in a Land of No Alternatives

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In June of 1992, when all the polls showed that Bill Clinton didn't have a chance, he took his saxophone onto the Arsenio Hall show, put on dark glasses, and blew "Heartbreak Hotel." Greil Marcus, one of America's most imaginative and insightful popular culture critics, was the first to name this as the moment that turned Clinton's campaign around—and to make sense of why. Double Trouble draws on articles Marcus published from 1992 to 2000 to explore the remarkable and illuminating kinship between Bill Clinton and Elvis Presley—and, moreover, to explore how culture is made and shared in today's America and how, through culture, people remake themselves.

Double Trouble is a unique and essential book about the final years of the twentieth century. This edition also includes a new essay Marcus wrote just before the 2000 presidential election: an eerily prescient piece that looks forward to two very different futures for ex-President Bill Clinton.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-248) and index.

About the Author

Greil Marcus is the author of Dead Elvis; Lipstick Traces; The Old, Weird America; and Mystery Train. His pieces have appeared in a wide range of publications, including Artforum, Interview, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Esquire. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312420413
Author:
Marcus, Greil
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Author:
Marcus, Greil
Location:
New York
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Rock
Subject:
Politics and culture
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
Clinton, Bill
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Music-Rock History
Subject:
Presidents
Edition Description:
1st Picador USA pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
71
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 7 black-and-white photographs
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.648 in

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