Powieść uznana za jedną z najważniejszych w XX wieku. Autor, Francis Scott Fitzgerald, czołowy twórca tzw. straconego pokolenia pisarzy amerykańskich, ukazał desperację i zagubienie młodych Amerykanów w okresie prosperity po I wojnie światowej. Właśnie barwny obraz obyczajów, romanse, miłości i... show more
Powieść uznana za jedną z najważniejszych w XX wieku. Autor, Francis Scott Fitzgerald, czołowy twórca tzw. straconego pokolenia pisarzy amerykańskich, ukazał desperację i zagubienie młodych Amerykanów w okresie prosperity po I wojnie światowej. Właśnie barwny obraz obyczajów, romanse, miłości i tragedie oraz szybkie fortuny z prohibicją w tle stanowią o nieprzemijającym uroku książki.
Publish date: 2013
Pages no: 190
Edition language: Polski
(Original review, 1981-04-30)“The Great Gatsby” is essentially a love story. Daisy turns out to be as unattainable to Jay as Beatrice was to Dante but this being the US, the hero doesn't elevate his idol to muse status; instead he embarks on a ruthless pursuit that ends up destroying him.It's diffic...
The Great Gatsby doesn't need a review from me or anyone else in 2018, but on a recent reread, I found it very compelling in thinking about today's world. It speaks to many of the issues we're coping with even now -- namely the super-rich or 1% and the frivolity of wealth as well as the American Dre...
I didn't expect to pity Jay Gatsby. But that is what I felt. I never saw any of the movies, so I had the totally wrong expectation. I really detested Daisy. She deserved Tom. They deserved each other. But Jay Gatsby did not deserve what came to him. A great story. About infatuation, a romantic...
I am not used to classic, English not being my first language, I tend to avoid older books as the languages used is often more complex and requires more concentration. However, this book was surprisingly easy to read. I really enjoyed the author’s writing style, which was quite simple but beautiful....
This is an odd one. The writing is enchanting, and I don't mind Nick, but the other characters are very nasty. Gatsby himself is depressing. He didn't ask the girl who he thought he loved to marry her while he had her, and when she got tired of waiting for him, he was unwilling to give up his drea...
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