So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures

So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures

Maureen Corrigan


"Maureen Corrigan has produced a minor miracle: a e-book approximately The nice Gatsby that stands as much as Gatsby itself" --Michael Cunningham.

it is a respected vintage and a ceremony of passage within the studying lives of hundreds of thousands. yet how good can we fairly be aware of The nice Gatsby? As "Fresh Air" ebook critic Maureen Corrigan issues out, many people first learn Fitzgerald's masterpiece once we have been too younger to appreciate its strength.

providing a clean viewpoint on Gatsby, SO WE learn ON takes readers into documents, highschool study rooms, and onto the big apple Sound to discover the novel's hidden depths, revealing its brilliant debt to noir, its rocky route to popularity as a "classic," and its profound commentaries on race, category, and gender. With rigor, wit, and infectious enthusiasm, Corrigan conjures up us to re-experience Gatsby and, alongside the best way, spins a desirable tale of her own.Maureen Corrigan is the ebook critic for NPR's "Fresh Air," the Critic-in-Residence at Georgetown collage, and winner of the Edgar Award for feedback. She is the writer of Leave Me Alone, I'm interpreting (Random apartment, 2005).

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