Gatsby again and back to doing the reading

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at
Mon Feb 10 21:55:08 EST 2003

--- Robyn Starkey <rohina at> wrote:
> I just thought I would mention, because you all were
> talking about the 
> Great Gatsby the other day, that I attempted to
> teach it in class today. 
> Practically no one had read it, which is so pathetic
> because it is short, 
> accessible and they only had to read the first half
> of the book. I threw 
> out everyone who hadn't done the reading and had a
> nice discussion with the 
> 5 remaining students. I find it an excellent book to
> teach because there 
> are so many things you can pick on to talk about.
> Robyn

I remember reading that one of the Great Russian
Authors who was teaching in America (Nabokov perhaps)
always used to set exam questions that would be
answered differently by those who had seen the movie
rather than read the book.


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