The Great Gatsby - Critics

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Edwin Clark
"A curious book, a mystical, glamorous story of today”
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Gilbert Seldes
"The plot works out like a tragedy, with every part functioning in the completed organism”
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L.P. Hartley
"The Great Gatsby is an absurd story”
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Lev Grossman
"Gatsby lays bare the empty, tragic heart of the self-made man”
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Ken Bush
"a symbolic novel, a love story and a comment on the American Dream”
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William Rose Benet
"The Great Gatsby is a disillusioned novel with pace from the first word to the last”
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Burke Wilkinson
"That small masterpiece about a romantic bootlegger who believed in ‘the green light, the orgastic future’ and yet was fatally conditioned by the past”
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Nicholas Tedell
"the key feature of the narrative structure of The Great Gatsby is the fragmentary, sporadic and sometimes non-chronological way in which it releases information”
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Edwin Fussell
"Gatsby is essentially the man of imagination in America”
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Edwin Fussell
"possession of an image like Daisy is all that Gatsby can finally conceive as 'success'”
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Fahey
Gatsby’s dream “is a naïve dream based on the fallacious assumption that material possessions are synonymous with happiness, harmony, and beauty”
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Bloom
"Not content merely to repeat the past, [Gatsby] must also eradicate the years in which his dream lost its reality”
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