“I’ve always known why I write the way I do — why I, if not seek out occulted subjects, then frame things that way. This is the story I have to tell. There is no reason why anybody should be interested in me as such. But maybe I can tell other kinds of stories that are interesting.”
Greil Marcus interviewed on the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Marcus has introduced two books for NYRB, including American Humor by Constance Rourke, Slow Homecoming by Peter Handke, and will introduce the forthcoming Our Stammering Century. Also his column in The Believer is one of the best things ever.