American Classics Book Discussion Series

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Main Library, Thursday, Feb. 4, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. This month’s selection is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Maplewood Library’s new book group meets monthly to discuss provocative and often controversial titles that probe the questions of who we are and how we see each other.  Convener: Alice Crozier, Professor of English Emerita, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

Great GatsbyConsidered to be Fitzgerald’s greatest work, The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream. Copies of the book available from BCCLS.

This program was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.