Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: poppa and pauline

Date: 11 Mar 2002

In a message dated 3/11/02 2:41:38 PM, writes:

<< It's not the plot of Gatsby but something about the language and pacing that brings the crime writers to mind. >>

    And also, the mood and cinema verite' observation in Gatsby (and elsewhere in Fitzgerald's work) marches in time with Chandler, Ross McDonald, and others. The monied life is lush, beautiful, and empty -- romance is the best thing that can happen, but it is invariably doomed. Those wonderful opening paragraphs of "The Long Good-bye" read like much like a passage from Fitzgerald.

                                        Jim Blue

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