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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.
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In So We Read On, Maureen Corrigan looks at the story behind The Great Gatsby, from F. Scott Fitzgerald's life to the era in which it's set. Originally broadcast Sept. 8, 2014.
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