DEVIN McKINNEY is the author of
Magic Circles: The Beatles in Dream and
History (2003), The Man Who Saw a Ghost:
The Life and Work of Henry Fonda (2012), and Jesusmania! The Bootleg Superstar of
Gettysburg College (2016).
He's also written many reviews, articles,
essays, fragments and whimsies. Those that
are available online can be accessed at
the Archives page.
He's writing his next book now.
Maybe this very minute.
Most days he can be found either at his
desk or in the library at Gettysburg College, where he works as an archivist.
A word here about a recent project,
in which I played some part, now coming to fruition.
Here's what I thought of
Greil Marcus's new book,
Folk Music: A Bob Dylan Biography
in Seven Songs.
My thoughts on Bob Dylan's new book, The Philosophy of Modern Song, are here.
My review of the Revolver Deluxe Box Set is at Critics at Large.
My conversation with Beatles critic and biographer Tim Riley about the Get Back documentary, and other things, is up at The Riley Rock Report.
And I'm closing in on finishing
the next book, whose subject
is on plain view on this
page, if you read the
See you on the way down . . .
What I take to be the central theme in the American literature of the fantastic, the loss of the individual will, hence of the self, and the terror aroused by the prospect of this loss ...
— Peter Straub, “Introduction,”
American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now