Doc (echsdoc) wrote,

Interesting words - Richard Ford on The Great Gatsby

"Recently I read The Great Gatsby again, for possibly the fourth time. Fitzgerald wrote it before he was thirty, and as I get older it only gets better. I believe it is one of the maturest, more sophisticated and seamless books I have read...
And I have found its style: its elegant economies and proportionings, the sleek trajectory of its complex little story, the strategy of withholding Gatsby until his place is set, Fitzgerald's certain eye for the visual detail and once observed, for that detail's suitability as host for his wonderful, clear judgment about Americans and American life."
Richard Ford

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