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The Rose and the Briar

Death, Love and Liberty in the American Ballad

By Sean Wilentz

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Format: Paperback / softback, 405 pages
Other Information: illustrations
Published In: United States, 14 March 2006
A devastatingly original work that plunges into the emotional heart of the American psyche. Praised by Robbie Robertson of The Band as "a classic--a ticket to ride," "The Rose & the Briar" assembles an astonishing group of writers and artists--Paul Muldoon, Stanley Crouch, R. Crumb, Jon Langford of the Mekons, Sharyn McCrumb, Luc Sante, Joyce Carol Oates, Dave Marsh, and more than a dozen other novelists, essayists, performers, and critics--to explore the ineffable power of the American ballad. From "Barbara Allen" through "The Wreck of the Old 97" to contemporary ballads by Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, "The Rose & the Briar" is, as Geoffrey O'Brien hailed in the "Los Angeles Times Book Review," "a book full of internal echoes and provocative coincidences," featuring "historical investigation, shamanistic trance-journey, memoir, novella and cartoon," where "names and costumes change, soldiers become cowboys, demon lovers become backwoods murderers...the voices are unmistakably distinct but they share a common ground." 25 illustrations.

About the Author

Greil Marcus is the author of Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads, Lipstick Traces, and Mystery Train. An Old Dominion Fellow at Princeton University in 2002, he lives in Berkeley, California. Sean Wilentz is the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton University and author of the Bancroft Prize-winning The Rise of American Democracy, Bob Dylan in America, and many other works.

EAN: 9780393328257
ISBN: 0393328252
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Dimensions: 20.78 x 15.75 x 2.24 centimetres (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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