The Great Gatsby
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The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Literature
Jul 31, 2018
A book of shimmering social surfaces and hauntingly evanescent private depths, The Great Gatsby imbues its fleet narrative with a formal elegance that has been readily apparent even to the generations of high school students to whom it has been assigned—generally long before they might understand the novel’s grasp of how the intensity of life slips ineluctably away. But it is in its realization of that theme that the work’s true genius lies: Gatsby’s ultimately futile attempt to recapture his youthful passion for Daisy Buchanan makes almost palpable the present’s inability to live up to either past or future, and thereby catches the mood of our national life—and the contradictions of our national character, for which the American Dream never quite fulfills its promise—with poignant fidelity.
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Great message.
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Nov 28, 2018
what else is there to say.
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Dec 2, 2018
Probably the novel I admire the most.
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Duh.
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Wonderfully conjures up a different time and place.
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Havent read since High School
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Classic
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Is this the most perfectly written novel of all time? Possibly. It is not as great as War and Peace or as revolutionary as Moby Dick, but it is a perfectly polished gem, without a word out of place.
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Apr 27
My favorite book!
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Timeless.
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Jul 13
I enjoyed it more when I read it later in life vs. when I was required to read it in school. Interesting portrayal of unlikeable people who you still end up caring about
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What are you willing to do for love?
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a close look at the American Dream ! Almost perfect plot
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