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Maureen Corrigan, So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures

Maureen Corrigan, So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures

Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR's "Fresh Air" and Gatsby lover extraordinaire, offers a fresh perspective on what makes Gatsby great: its literary achievements, its debt to hard-boiled crime fiction, and its commentaries on themes of race, class, and gender.

Corrigan serves as critic-in-residence at Georgetown University. She is the author of Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading.

Recorded On: Thursday, September 18, 2014