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Elvis Religion: The Cult of The King (Hardback)

Gregory L. Reece

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ISBN 10: 1845112563 / ISBN 13: 9781845112561
Edité par I.B.Tauris Co Ltd., United Kingdom, 2006
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Language: English . Brand New Book. From Graceland to Las Vegas, from fans to impersonators, from novels, films and popular music to internet websites, outsider art and tabloid conspiracy theories, the cult of Elvis Presley has, since his death, become ever more imaginative. Elvis Religion explores the frequently bizarre and weird phenomena growing out of this world and investigates what it is that has turned the King of Rock n Roll into a god-like figure. He is not just an icon for late night lonely hearts in Memphis, but is the inspiration behind the violent visions of movies like Mystery Train and Wild at Heart , the music of Kirsty MacColl and Paul Simon, and the internet church for whom he is a supernatural being who dwells in the constellation of Orion. Gregory L Reece makes a journey to discover the Jumpsuit Jesus for himself, which takes him into the heart of fan obsession. Along the way, he discovers that if Elvis Saves it is because now, more than ever, the Memphis Messiah seems like a prophet for our times. N° de réf. du libraire AA79781845112561

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Titre : Elvis Religion: The Cult of The King (...

Éditeur : I.B.Tauris Co Ltd., United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2006

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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The cult of Elvis Presley has, since his death, become ever more pervasive in American culture. From Graceland to Las Vegas, from fans to impersonators, from novels, films and popular music to websites, outsider art and tabloid conspiracy theories, Elvis Religion explores this frequently bizarre phenomenon and investigates how the King of Rock 'n' Roll became a god-like figure. Elvis, we discover, is found everywhere. Not just an icon for late night lonely hearts in Memphis, or Elvis impersonators on a Vegas stage, he is the inspiration behind the violence of movies like Mystery Train and Wild at Heart, the kitsch sanctuary of Graceland Too, the music of Kirsty MacColl and Paul Simon, and the Internet church for whom he is a supernatural being dwelling in the constellation of Orion.
Gregory L. Reece makes a journey to discover the Jumpsuit Jesus for himself, taking him into the heart of fan obsession. Along the way, he discovers that if Elvis Saves, it is because the Memphis Messiah seems like a prophet for our times.

About the Author:

Gregory L. Reece's first memory of a public event is of being told of Elvis' death--the beginning of a lifelong fascination. He is a lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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