The Great Gatsby is a tormenting love story, the pursuit of an impossible dream, a masterpiece of contemporary literature. The novel is a great portrait of the so-called “Jazz Age”. The past in not repeatable: this is, in brief, the harsh moral that the book leave us as legacy.
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past”.
Francis Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He doesn’t finish his studies but he joins the Army during the Great War. Fitzgerald marries Zelda Sayre, a charming and captivating woman. His novels include: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, Tales of the Jazz Age. Hit by a heart attack in 1940, he dies alone and alcoholic in Hollywood.