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The Resource So we read on : how The Great Gatsby came to be and why it endures, Maureen Corrigan

So we read on : how The Great Gatsby came to be and why it endures, Maureen Corrigan

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So we read on : how The Great Gatsby came to be and why it endures
Title
So we read on
Title remainder
how The Great Gatsby came to be and why it endures
Statement of responsibility
Maureen Corrigan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The "Fresh Air" book critic investigates the enduring power of The Great Gatsby -- "The Great American Novel we all think we've read, but really haven't." Conceived nearly a century ago by a man who died believing himself a failure, it's now a revered classic and a rite of passage in the reading lives of millions. But how well do we really know The Great Gatsby? As Maureen Corrigan, Gatsby lover extraordinaire, points out, while Fitzgerald's masterpiece may be one of the most popular novels in America, many of us first read it when we were too young to fully comprehend its power. Offering a fresh perspective on what makes Gatsby great-and utterly unusual-So We Read On takes us into archives, high school classrooms, and even out onto the Long Island Sound to explore the novel's hidden depths, a journey whose revelations include Gatsby's surprising debt to hard-boiled crime fiction, its rocky path to recognition as a "classic," and its profound commentaries on the national themes of race, class, and gender. With rigor, wit, and infectious enthusiasm, Corrigan inspires us to re-experience the greatness of Gatsby and cuts to the heart of why we are, as a culture, "borne back ceaselessly" into its thrall. Along the way, she spins a new and fascinating story of her own"--
Summary
Delves into The Great Gatsby, taking the reader into archives, high school classrooms and even out onto the Long Island Sound to explore the novel's hidden depths, a journey whose revelations include Gatsby's debt to hard-boiled crime fiction, its rocky path to recognition and its commentaries on the themes of race, class and gender
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books 2014
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10356229
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Corrigan, Maureen
Dewey number
813/.52
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
  • Fitzgerald, Francis Scott
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how The Great Gatsby came to be and why it endures
Label
So we read on : how The Great Gatsby came to be and why it endures, Maureen Corrigan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Water, water, everywhere -- "In the land of ambition and success" -- Rhapsody in noir -- A second-rate, Midwest hack and the masterpiece he wrote -- "Here lies one whose name was writ in water" -- "I didn't get it the first time."
Control code
ocn868040666
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780316230070
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014018062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)868040666
Label
So we read on : how The Great Gatsby came to be and why it endures, Maureen Corrigan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Water, water, everywhere -- "In the land of ambition and success" -- Rhapsody in noir -- A second-rate, Midwest hack and the masterpiece he wrote -- "Here lies one whose name was writ in water" -- "I didn't get it the first time."
Control code
ocn868040666
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780316230070
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014018062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)868040666

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