David Alworth

Sep 26, 2022

On F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"

A Discussion with David Alworth

New Books Network 2022

“America” means something different to everyone. American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby, his account of the roaring twenties, the decade of economic growth and social change that followed the devastation of World War I. It’s a text that powerfully describes a country in flux, but it also captures something deeper and more enduring about American culture. David Alworth is a professor at Stony Brook University (SUNY), Associate of the Department of English at Harvard University, and Research Associate in the Harvard Kennedy School. He has written Site Reading: Fiction, Art, Social Form and The Look of the Book: Jackets, Covers, and Art at the Edges of Literature. See more information on our website, WritLarge.fm.

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