Posts Tagged: Great Gatsby
Over at Lit Hub, Robert Hahn finds homage to the voice of Nick Carraway in the fiction of Donna Tartt, Lorrie Moore, and Richard Ford, and discusses the lasting allure and the divisiveness of The Great Gatsby:
There is a solution to the mystery of Gatsby’s lasting fame, as believers know, and to my mind that solution is voice.
Scenario: you are on the train, you are sitting across from a man in a baseball cap reading, say, White Teeth, and in a matter of seconds you’ve visualized an entire literary life with him (the next stop, he gets off, and that future crumbles)....more
Ever wondered about the sexual orientation of classic novels protagonist?
Without much effort, several many of the main characters in Fitzgerald’s masterpiece can be read as gay: the flamboyantly fabulous party-throwing, clotheshorse Gatsby, with his closets full of pink suits; the unemotional, athletic, androgynous Jordan,
Ester Bloom did, and took some of them – including Moby Dick‘s Ishmael and The Great Gatsby‘s Nick Carraway – out of the closet on the Hairpin....more
There another Gatsby adaptation in the works. F Scott Fitzgerald’s American masterpiece has resurfaced over and over again—as a couple films, as an orchestral production by the Madison Symphony, a theater piece, a spin-off novel and an opera. The desire to reproduce Gatsby might have something to do with its perpetual relevance....more