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Maureen Corrigan on the Greatness of Gatsby
Book critic Maureen Corrigan talks about the book she wrote, which is about the novel she loves more than any other. It's a novel she and many other critics consider the greatest American novel: "The Great Gatsby." In writing about Gatsby, she also writes about herself as a reader and teacher. Corrigan's book "So We Read On" has just been published in paperback.

Fri, May 22, 2015 -- 7:00pm


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