Great Optimism Before Depression: Gatsby

An English Lit student aged under 21 years old, I’d read the Great Gatsby, a 'great work of literature', because that’s just what one did. Fed on a diet of sweeping narratives, Dickens and Bovary and books at least twice as thick as my thumb, Gatsby was something different. The book seemed pared back, clever and quite short. … Continue reading Great Optimism Before Depression: Gatsby