The Great Gatsby: Chapters 7-9

(This contains spoilers for The Great Gatsby) I'm not very surprised by Gatsby's death. It seems to me there are very few ways Fitzgerald could have wrapped up a story such as this, and certainly fewer still in so few pages. There's something oddly soothing, too, in his death. The reminder that for all of … Continue reading The Great Gatsby: Chapters 7-9

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The Great Gatsby: Chapters 4-6

(There are The Great Gatsby spoilers in this) I don't know how a book earns the title of "a classic." I don't know if someone just writes it into a review, or it's earned over time, or if there is some special initiation ceremony. But somehow, somewhere along the way, The Great Gatsby received the … Continue reading The Great Gatsby: Chapters 4-6