The Great Gatsby: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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Min Jin Lee on Thoughtfully Reconsidering the Classics

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At the New Yorker, Min Jin Lee discusses her introduction to the Penguin Classics edition of The Great Gatsby, a book she both loves and questions. “I could really adore The Great Gatsby, and I do,” she says. “I spent three months of my life talking about it. But I’m also going to say that it’s not everybody’s story at that time. Do I think we should read it? Yes. Do I think that it defines the American experience? I want to add a footnote. Using whatever little power that I have to say ‘hang on, there’s more’ doesn’t mean that I’m kicking him off the shelf. I’m just saying, ‘Let’s reconsider the classic, with its flaws and its limitations.'”

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