Day 6

The questionable greatness of Gatsby: A debate

Much like Baz Luhrmann's new film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, the latest article by New York Magazine book critic Kathryn Schulz is being met with both praise and scorn. In "Why I Despise The Great Gatsby," Schulz argues Fitzgerald's famous story isn't anything special--in fact, she finds it quite shallow. Is Gatsby, perhaps, not so great?...

Much like Baz Luhrmann's new film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, the latest article by New York Magazine book critic Kathryn Schulz is being met with both praise and scorn. In "Why I Despise The Great Gatsby," Schulz argues Fitzgerald's famous story isn't anything special--in fact, she finds it quite shallow. Is Gatsby, perhaps, not so great? Brent moderates a friendly debate between Schulz and Anne Margaret Daniel, a professor of literature at New York's New School and an F. Scott Fitzgerald scholar. You can also read Anne Margaret's in-depth review of Luhrmann's adaptation here.

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