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So We Beat On, Boats Against the Current: the Perennial Appeal of The Great Gatsby

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Having studied at USC with Matthew Bruccoli, the preeminent F. Scott Fitzgerald scholar in the world, Deno Trakas began his teaching career by designing a course on Fitzgerald, which became the most popular class he taught at Wofford. He was ever amazed by how the novel resonated with young adults a hundred years after its publication. He will read selections from the book and discuss the many characteristics, from plot to character to metaphor, that make it a masterpiece.

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