RARA-AVIS: Gatsby & Macdonald

From: Frederick Zackel ( fzackel@wcnet.org)
Date: 29 Nov 2004

Ross Macdonald wrote several essays talking about Gatsby as a sort of detective novel. I would refer you to Macdonald's "Self-portrait: Ceaselessly into the Past," published by Capra Press in 1981. "The skeleton of Fitzgerald's great work, if not its nervous system, is that of a maystery novel." Elsewhere in the essays Macdonald talks how he reads Gatsby once a year. "Like Mark Twain and Stephen Crane, Fitzgerald listened to people talking before he sat down to write."


Fred Zackel

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