Maureen Corrigan explains why ‘Great Gatsby’ is a literary miracle
:You probably know Maureen Corrigan’s voice, if not her face. The sensible-sounding book critic on NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ has reviewed a lot of books over the years, but only one fully has her heart: ‘The Great Gatsby,’ a novel that left her cold the first time she read it but which she now calls ‘a literary miracle.’”
Like many readers, I first read “The Great Gatsby” in high school and, as Corrigan tells us, I was too young and inexperienced then to see the book for what it was. I appreciated it then, but not exactly for the right reasons. Over the years, it’s become a favorite. If you like the book, you’ll like this interview with Corrigan; if you hate the novel, maybe the interview will tempt you to read it again and see what it’s really about.