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Letter: The Score on Wagner

To the Editor:

Apropos of the Great Gatsby controversy on your pages, I don’t think my students should listen to the music of Richard Wagner, not because he was an anti-Semite, but because his music is so much better than mine.

Jon Appleton

White River Junction


What’s So Great About ‘Gatsby’?

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

If you’re a drug dealer, a drunk, a crook, a phoney, a bully, a racist, a snob or a ditz you might want to go see The Great Gatsby, because the characters in the movie are your people. Better yet, read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, a book that has been called the great American novel, a book …