Week 15/52: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald [and a lot of other random book stuff]

13708732

I haven't read The Great Gatsby since I was a junior in high school (um, 1995?). Rereading Gatsby was pleasurable yet strange. I remembered so much. Partly because we dissected it to death: the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleberg have never felt far away but partly Gatsby strikes a nerve in the young. In contemplating grown-up life, you hope that someone comes to your funeral. You hope your books don't go unread. You hope your dreams don't implode. You hope you don't surround yourself with careless people. Reading Gatsby again is not a polemic as it was as in adolescence but just a tragedy. I have already made the big choices.  And I want to adopt Tom & Daisy's little girl. I certainly never gave her a second thought in high school.

L-1029-2T
I love the famous cover art of The Great Gatsby and I almost ordered this t-shirt from Out of Print (cool company: for every shirt they sell they donate a book to Africa). But then I thought: do I really want to spend $28 to have a pair of eyes on my chest? 
TheendbookendbagvaseSC11
So I may have just ordered this bookend instead [from CB2]

2795_artworkimage

And maybe the $20 edition of this print by Tatsuro Kiuchi from 20×200. I am slowly collecting a few things here and there for the closet in our bedroom that will eventually be my home office (once I start working again – hopefully this summer or fall?).

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Week 15/52: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald [and a lot of other random book stuff]

  1. anna

    I also love the new book ends. I’m conflicted on the print. I do know of a creepy guy that looks through the stacks at the library… tell me this is an upstanding citizen and I will also love the print. Looking forward to seeing your office all decked out someday. Happy spring (miss you!)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s