Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Q&A | February 27, 2014

Rene Denfeld: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Rene Denfeld



Describe your latest book. The Enchanted is a story narrated by a man on death row. The novel was inspired by my work as a death penalty... Continue »
  1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Enchanted

    Rene Denfeld 9780062285508

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$29.00
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
8 Local Warehouse Music- Punk
5 Remote Warehouse Sociology- General

More copies of this ISBN

Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century

by

Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Greil Marcus, author of Mystery Train, widely acclaimed as the best book ever written about America as seen through its music, began work on this new book out of a fascination with the Sex Pistols: that scandalous antimusical group, invented in London in 1975 and dead within two years, which sparked the emergence of the culture called punk. "I am an antichrist!" shouted singer Johnny Rotten--where in the world of pop music did that come from? Looking for an answer, with a high sense of the drama of the journey, Marcus takes us down the dark paths of counterhistory, a route of blasphemy, adventure, and surprise. This is no mere search for cultural antecedents. Instead, what Marcus so brilliantly shows is that various kinds of angry, absolute demands--demands on society, art, and all the governing structures of everyday life--seem to be coded in phrases, images, and actions passed on invisibly, but inevitably, by people quite unaware of each other. Marcus lets us hear strange yet familiar voices: of such heretics as the Brethren of the Free Spirit in medieval Europe and the Ranters in seventeenth-century England; the dadaists in Zurich in 1916 and Berlin in 1918, wearing death masks, chanting glossolalia; one Michel Mourre, who in 1950 took over Easter Mass at Notre-Dame to proclaim the death of God; the Lettrist International and the Situationist International, small groups of Paris--based artists and writers surrounding Guy Debord, who produced blank-screen films, prophetic graffiti, and perhaps the most provocative social criticism of the 1950s and '60s; the rioting students and workers of May '68, scrawling cryptic slogans on city walls and bringing France to a halt; the Sex Pistols in London, recording the savage "Anarchy in the U.K." and "God Save the Queen." Although the Sex Pistols shape the beginning and the end of the story, Lipstick Traces is not a book about music; it is about a common voice, discovered and transmitted in many forms. Working from scores of previously unexamined and untranslated essays, manifestos, and filmscripts, from old photographs, dada sound poetry, punk songs, collages, and classic texts from Marx to Henri Lefebvre, Marcus takes us deep behind the acknowledged events of our era, into a hidden tradition of moments that would seem imaginary except for the fact that they are real: a tradition of shared utopias, solitary refusals, impossible demands, and unexplained disappearances. Written with grace and force, humor and an insistent sense of tragedy and danger, Lipstick Traces tells a story as disruptive and compelling as the century itself.

Synopsis:

This is a secret history of modern times, told by way of what conventional history tries to exclude. Lipstick Traces tells a story as disruptive and compelling as the century itself.

About the Author

Greil Marcuswrites for many publications, including Esquire, Interview, and The Threepenny Review. He is the author of Lipstick Traces, The Dustbin of History(both by Harvard), and Invisible Republic.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674034808
Author:
Marcus, Greil
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Author:
Marcus, Greil
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Popular Culture - Counter Culture
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Punk
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
American Studies; Popular Culture
Subject:
MUSIC / Punk
Subject:
MUSIC / Genres & Styles/Rock
Subject:
History, Modern -- 20th century.
Edition Description:
Anniversary
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
59 halftones, 25 line illustrations
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Other books you might like

  1. The Shape of Things to Come:... Used Hardcover $9.95
  2. Mystery Train: Images of America in... Used Trade Paper $8.50
  3. Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung Used Trade Paper $9.00
  4. On the Sensations of Tone Used Trade Paper $12.00
  5. Al-Qur'an: A Contemporary Translation Used Trade Paper $11.95
  6. Lush Life: A Biography of Billy... Used Trade Paper $7.50

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Punk
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Rock
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Rock » Reference and Criticism
History and Social Science » Military » Strategy Tactics and Deception
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present

Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$29.00 In Stock
Product details 496 pages Belknap Press - English 9780674034808 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This is a secret history of modern times, told by way of what conventional history tries to exclude. Lipstick Traces tells a story as disruptive and compelling as the century itself.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.