Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Scott Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald is in the news, mainly, of course, because of the commercial hype surrounding a recent film release. 
But The Great Gatsby as the definitive American novel? 
As a novelist, in terms of narrative and the psychological treatment and development of character, or simple readability, Fitzgerald isn't a patch on Henry James or even Edith Wharton, or for that matter Melville, Flannery O'Connor, Willa Cather and a host of others - his concerns are just ... once again ... fashionable...

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