Literary Classic for September - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • September 29, 2012 · 12:00 PM
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Here is a novel, glamorous, ironical, compassionate - a marvelous fusion into the unity of the curious incongruities of the life of the period - which reveals a hero like no other - one who could live at no other time and in no other place. But he will live as a character, we surmise, as long as the memory of any reader lasts.

"There was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life... it was an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which it is not likely I shall ever find again."

It is the story of this Jay Gatsby who came so mysteriously to West Egg, of his sumptuous entertainments, and of his love for Daisy Buchanan - a story that ranges from pure lyrical beauty to sheer brutal realism, and is infused with a sense of human circumstance in a heedless universe.

It is a magical, living book, blended of irony, romance, and mysticism. - Charles Scribner's Sons

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  • daniel f.

    I just got back home, sorry I missed y'all today! How were Jay, Tom, Daisy and Nick?

    September 29, 2012

    • Annette

      Sorry we missed you, Daniel. The gang was great! Hope to see at another dinner/event. :)

      September 29, 2012

    • daniel f.

      You know it!

      September 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I truly enjoyed the great discussion. We certainly dissected this book from cover to cover. I am looking forward to more thoughtful discussions.

    September 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great, detailed discussion

    September 29, 2012

  • Annette

    Per Ken D.:

    In case anyone is interested, a short class on Russian literature is scheduled to start this week at the UCSD Extension in La Jolla. However they still need a few more students to enroll or they may have to cancel the class.

    Three classic Russian novels will be discussed. There is no homework in these classes other than reading the three books. Here is a link to more information about the class:
    http://extension.ucsd.edu/study...­

    See you for the Great Gatsby discussion today.

    September 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    just saw you're meeting tomorrow and won't get a chance to attain and re-read the Great Gatsby before then, (and I'm not going to cheat and watch movie lol). Another time--look forward to meeting fellow literary fans! :)

    September 28, 2012

    • Annette

      No problem. We'll see you another time, Caroline. :)

      September 28, 2012

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