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The Pretty Good Gatsby: A Clash with Classics Part 3


Daisy, Daisy
Give me your answer do
I’ve become a symbol of foolish decadence and corruption of the American Dream
All for the love of you…

After the crushing disappointment that was The Sun Also Rises (sorry, Hemingway fans) I had to cleanse myself in the florid, engaging jazzy bath that is the prose of F. Scott Fitzgerald. My bias may seem petty as The Great Gatsby is also a Great American Novel hailed in all directions as a piece of century-defining literary might, and is also about people partying and having affairs as narrated by a blank slate observer, but at least ol’ Fitz describes stuff. Continue reading

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