"Americans,while occasionally willing to be serfs,have always been obstinate about being peasantry."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, 1925.
I have been re-reading Fitzgerald's book, which I did not much care for 40 years ago. I still think it ridiculously over-rated - especially compared with the book whose title, Le Grand Meaulnes, is echoes by Fitzgerald's.But at least it is shorter than Proust's work of tedious genius.
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