Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Conspiracy Theories About Classic Literary Characters
Books / by Emily Temple - Flavorwire
This week, we read a pretty fascinating article over at Salon, in which Greg Olear argues that Nick
Carraway, the narrator of Fitzgerald’s The
Great Gatsby, was gay and in love with the novel’s eponymous
Though a Google search indicates that Olear’s not exactly the
first person to think of this, we have to admit that we’d never considered
the idea before, and his arguments are pretty persuasive.
The article got
us to thinking about the other theories and alternate interpretations that
are floating around about some of our favorite classic literary characters.
An investigation, and perhaps a few sides of characters you’ve never seen
before, after the jump. …