Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Five notable books on Elvis

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five of the best books on Elvis:
Dead Elvis
by Greil Marcus

Elvis can no longer be seen as a human being, argues Greil Marcus. He is an idea, a mythological creature, a symbol. Through a set of interlocking essays, the lauded commentator on American entertainment maps how the the living, breathing man was transmuted into the more-than-mortal figure who still haunts our collective memory.
Read about another book on the list.

Also see: Daisy Alioto's five worthy Elvis biographies, Robert Fontenot, Jr.'s top ten list of Elvis Presley books, and Bob Stanley's critic's chart of top books about Elvis.

--Marshal Zeringue