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Greil Marcus: Dead Elvis

Andy Gill, Q, March 1992

AT THE CLOSE OF the Presliad, the most substantial part of his classic Mystery Train and still the most illuminating work on Elvis, Greil Marcus acknowledges Presley's greatness as residing, in part, in his giving us "an American that is dead, and an unmatched version of an America that is full of life".

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