Gatsby and the Grandeur and Poverty of Eros

By |2018-01-31T15:39:11-05:00May 10th, 2013|Tags: |

With Baz Luhrmann’s garish 3D hip-hop adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby rolling into theaters this week, my thoughts turn to a piece from last June’s Guardian in which novelist Jay McInerney (no relation) reflected on why Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel has become an American classic–and more than a classic: “a defining document [...]