Today the novel begins
Thanks for reminding us of the day so WE won’t miss it :-)
Since I heard you talking about it, I believe on a podcast somewhere, I’ve really noticed the power of repetition in story. Either immediately repeating a line or dashing in and out with the same word or phrase as the story rolls.
I never read it.
Yesterday was D Day, the day before that was O Day.
Interesting how in joke telling, the refrain is told twice and resolve is the third.
Our beautiful solstice will indeed be two weeks from today, on Tuesday the 21st.
My parents’ wedding anniversary was 3 days ago and I didn’t wish them congratulations until my mom texted to remind me at 10:00pm. Now this great post tempts me to wish them a Happy Gatsby Day this morning, and send Gatsby quotes throughout the day.
“ Chuck , you remind me of a Rose , of an absolute Rose. Doesn’t Chuck remind you of a Rose” ?
I’m looking for patterns As an acting student in Australia ,Among a lot of insights you’ve shared . allowing repetition occurs ,you won’t be having to pay too much attention , just like poetry and song lyrics you know it will happen again so you better enjoy it:)
dominant Silence breaks as well..
Thanks for playing Gatsby if you can. I'll get a long (day) now.
Ah, Nick, why is it often 'The Great Gatsby' and not ‘Tender is the Night’? Did you know, Nick, that Gatsby is possibly Fitzgerald’s most popular work because they included it with the release of ‘The Last Tycoon’ to make up for page count? That’s right -- despite Tender being regarded as, even by Fitzgerald’s own admission, his best work, Gatsby is maybe the best known and loved due to what amounts to the book being the right page length to add on to Tycoon. Crazy, huh? Oh, why are you frowning, Nick? Because I’m not making any sense? Well, see, Nick, the thing is we’re not real. We’re all fictional creations, every one of our very thoughts and actions are dictated by what we might consider to be God, but is in all actuality a mortal man slaving away over paper with pencil. How do I know this? I play the pretty little fool, Nick, but my existence is one infinitely more tragic. I’m cursed with knowing what I am -- which isn’t really anything more than ink on a page. What are we, Nick? We’re nothing; abstractions at the most. But then again, what is human consciousness if nothing more than an abstraction? Oh, hang on a second -- I really must get these curtains open; It’s such a nice summer’s day!
One thing about Gatsby that’s stuck in my mind because of you, Chuck, is the ‘best page break’ in all of fiction. The part of the book when it’s at its most tragic and how it’s pared with the most comforting. Can you cut to the chase and do a whole lecture series on the book, por favor?
In my younger, more vulnerable years, Chuck gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my head ever since. “Don't stick nothing up your penis." He didn't say much more after that. He didn't need to.
As I mentioned it before it could have been the Millionaire and I and 20th wedding anniversary but it is very much the 10th of saving Michaels life for me.
I’ve done checked out the audiobook of Gatsby to listen to while I pack the car for vacation. Chuck has an outsized influence on my entertainment choices.
Recently rewatched the Fight Club movie. The rumors about Durden remind me of the wild rumors folks spread about Gatsby in the book.
I'm odd out here. I never dug Gatsby the way others do. That's not to say it's unworthy of praise, just not mine. I suppose I'm partial to modern contemporary, upmarket fiction. To those who celebrate, please do so and forget my Debbie-Downer comment.
*Erase last three seconds of memory starting here*
This post caught my attention when Chuck mentioned the repeating line. It's naive of me to think it hasn't been done by anyone but Paulie Walnuts. Yet here we are. David Chase, turns out you weren't the first to stylize it.