An expert's love

This volume is an example of what happens when an expert takes a career's worth of teaching and study and elegantly applies it to a subject he loves. John Irwin, longtime Johns Hopkins professor in the Writing Seminars and Decker Professor in the Humanities, admits that The Great Gatsby moves him as deeply now as it did 50 years ago, and wastes nary a word in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Fiction (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014) considering Fitzgerald's life and what makes his stories so poetically heartbreaking. A must for Fitzgerald fans, and an enthusiastic push for those who've only read Gatsby once to explore the entire oeuvre.