Nearly a Century Later, We’re Still Reading — and Changing Our Minds About — Gatsby

Nearly a Century Later, We’re Still Reading — and Changing Our Minds About — Gatsby

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2020

I’ve long held to the completely unsupported notion that a protagonist is simpler to write than a truly memorable supporting character. Sometimes just a silhouette — created with a few slashes of the pen, a few charismatic adjectives — seems the more unlikely accomplishment, born out of some surplus wit and energy, some surfeit of love for a fictional world that expresses itself in the desire to animate even its most minor participants.

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