43 minutes | Feb 22, 2021

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Welcome to another episode of the Bowie Book Club, where wild speculation and grasping for straws about Bowie’s favorite books has reigned supreme since 2016. This time we read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, a jazzy tale of the very American art of self-invention. Subscribe! iTunes | RSS | Stitcher Follow us! (Not in a creepy way) Twitter Facebook Instagram Web Presence Our Bookshop Visit our lists on bookshop.org and help support the podcast (and independent bookstores too!) Stuff We Talked About BBC article - "The World's Most Misunderstood Book" Ole Mel Bragg's "In Our Time" podcast episode on Gatsby Our episode on Susan Jacoby's The Age of American Unreason interview about the origins of 'Nick' - here's the novel at bookshop.org an excerpt in the Paris Review from Wesley Morris' new introduction to Gatsby. Greil Marcus on Gatsby Jesymn Ward on Gatsby Gatsby, Liberace and Bowie Our episode on The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind What Else Did We Read This Month? Piranesi by Susanna Clarke Gormenghast Trilogy by Melvyn Peake The Book of Delights by Ross Gay Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry What Song Did We Choose? What's Up Next Interviews With Francis Bacon by David Sylvester
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