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What Makes "The Great Gatsby" Great?

Event Type: Big Read 2014
Age Group(s): All
Date: 4/23/2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Description:
 Why is "The Great Gatsby" considered by many the great American novel? What is there about the character of Gatsby that makes him the representative great American protagonist? In this talk, Professor Patrick O'Donnell, chair of the English Department at Michigan State University and editor of the Penguin Classics edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel, This Side of Paradise, and two early collections of short stories published in the single volume edition entitled The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age stories, will discuss the many ways in which Fitzgerald's classic novel continues to speak to us nearly ninety years after its initial publication in 1925. Register - Crossroads.

Location: Crossroads Meeting Room
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