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Reading The Great Gatsby

According to a recent study by the National Endowment for the Arts, the amount of reading done for pleasure is down in this country, especially reading of literature such as fiction, poetry and drama. It is happening across all age groups ... more from Provost Martin

In a 1936 essay contrasting the virtues of the novel as a literary form to those of the screenplay as blueprint for film, F. Scott Fitzgerald characterized the novel as “the strongest and supplest medium for conveying thought and emotion from one human to another.” ... more from Vice Provost Michele Moody-Adams

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"I glanced seaward—and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock." (p.20)

Cornell Graphic 1926
Cover of The Cornell Graphic
Feb 3, 1926, Vol. III, No. 5