Books / Sweden

Next to my bed…

The Great Gatsby

F.Scott Fitzgerald and Anna Gavalda are truly blessed sharing the space on my bedtable, they don’t know how lucky they are ;-) For the moment I’m reading The Great Gatsby. F.Scott Fitzgerald was a great writer and belonged to the group of writers called The Lost Generation along with Ernest Hemingway and other writers. They all defined a sense of moral loss in literary figures during the 1920’s.  Themes of self-exile, indulgence and spiritual alienation distinguish these books written by the Lost Generation authors.

The Great Gatsby is, if you ask me, a masterpiece. In this novel, Fitzgerald manages to capture the disillusion of post-war America and the moral failure of a society obsessed with wealth and status and he re-creates the universal conflic between illusion and reality.

“For Gatsby – young, handsome, fabulously rich – always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting, although no one knows what for. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life he is hiding a secret longing that can never be fulfilled….”

Even though the novel was written almost 90 years ago I see lots of parallels to the society we are living in now. Oh, before I forget, did you know that Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby when he was in Paris?

The Great Gatsby

About Author

This Paris blog is created and maintained by Solli, a Swedish Expat living in Paris working with Online Marketing on a Shipping & Logistic company. She is also a Photographer and Lifestyle Editor and in this blog she maintains her big LOVE to Paris and her second home in Copenhagen. When she is not behind the lens or setting off to a new destination she loves to be in the kitchen and play around with whole, organic and seasonal food. In this blog she shares some glimpses of her everyday life as a bonne vivante wherever in the world she might be. Enjoy following her journey through life...

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