Thursday, October 9th at 7 p.m.
Maureen Corrigan, author of So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why it Endures will be our featured speaker.
Conceived nearly a century ago by a man who died believing himself a failure, The Great Gatsby is now universally revered, and reading it is a rite of passage for millions. But how well do we really know this beloved classic? As Fresh Air critic, Georgetown professor, and Gatsby lover extraordinaire Corrigan adeptly points out, while Fitzgerald’s masterpiece may be one of the most popular novels in America, many of us first read it when we were too young to fully comprehend its power.
Praise for So We Read On
“Maureen Corrigan has produced a minor miracle: a book about The Great Gatsby that stands up to Gatsby itself.” — Michael Cunningham
"“I am loving [Gastby] all over again as I read her wonderful, humane, and keen observations.” — Library Journal
About the Author
Maureen Corrigan is the book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, the critic in residence at Georgetown University, and winner of an Edgar Award for criticism. She is the author of Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading.
Books will be available for purchase at this event. Refreshments will be served.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).