This book is about a single, serpentine fact: late in 1976 a record called 'Anarchy in the UK' was issued in London, and this event launched a transformation of pop music all over the world. The song distilled, in crudely poetic form, a critique of modern society once set out by a small group of Paris intellectuals.
In Lipstick Traces, Greil Marcus's classic book on punk, Dadaism, the situationists, medieval heretics and the Knights of the Round Table (amongst others), the greatest cultural critic of our times unravels the secret history of the twentieth century.
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Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century is Greil Marcus's cult classic in a new edition.About the Author:
Greil Marcus was born in San Francisco in 1945. He is the author of Mystery Train, Invisible Republic, Listening to Van Morrison, Lipstick Traces and Double Trouble, and the editor of Lester Bang's Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung. In 1998 the curated the exhibition '1948' at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. He was described by John Rockwell in the New York Times as 'a writer of rare perception and a genuinely innovative thinker.' Greil Marcus lives in California.
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