A novel that flopped when it was first released in 1925, this book is nowhere close to out of print. News reports say it’s the new movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio that's driving sales, but as a writer, I’d like to think it’s the writing, particularly the narration. The complex relationship, both in literary and everyday terms, between Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby, is further complicated by Daisy Buchanan. Some say it'sthe story itself, complete with a murder, that gives the novel legs, but don’t underestimate the popularity of the nineteen twenties, with the decade’s gin-runner morality and swashbuckling-luxurious clothing.
I’d blogged earlier about GATZ, the theater production of the novel:
The short story “Winter Dreams” was initially written as a frontispiece to the novel: http://redroom.com/member/kevin-arnold/blog/fitzgeralds-short-story-winter-dreams
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