Saturday, 15 January 2011

A contemporary review of "The Great Gatsby"

F. Scott Fitzgerald died broke in 1940. His wife, Zelda, had been committed to a mental institution in the early 30s and Fitzgerald's books were out of print; he was a forgotten man. In the years since publishing greatest novel from 1925 his work seemed increasingly irrelevant.

These are contemporary resources from the 1920s when he published his greatest novel.  It has modest reviews, with only a few notable critics, one of whom was T.S. Eliot, praising Fitzgerald's novel as the most significant step forward in American literature since William James.

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