“Fire or Freshness”: Some Thoughts On The Great Gatsby (Part Two)

by Erika Koss “I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.” American fiction is rife with characters who feel “within and without”—from My Antonia’s Jim Burden to The Grapes of Wrath’s Tom Joad; from The Age of Innocence’s Newland Archer to A Farewell to Arms’s Lt. Henry.  This … Continue reading “Fire or Freshness”: Some Thoughts On The Great Gatsby (Part Two)