Greil Marcus on "A New Literary History of America"

February 6, 2011

Greil Marcus is the author of "Mystery Train" and "Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century," and he's one of America's most admired pop culture critics. Now he's taken on the entire American canon. With Harvard professor Werner Sollors, he's edited a compendium of essays called "A New Literary History of America." Marcus talks with Steve Paulson about what's in the book and why.