F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby

The next book we are going to discuss in the Literaturzirkel der ETH Zürich is “The Great Gatsby”, one of the greatest American novels (see Wikipedias Modern Library 100 Best Novels). I enjoyed very much reading it, the novel is well-written and has a nice melancholic undertone. The “roaring 20s” come to live, with splendid parties, Jazz music, spontanuous trips and ephemerality. But underlying all that is a critique of the American dream, symbolized by Jay Gatsby and also Tom Buchanan. Read more →