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Pretentious, impenetrable, hard work ... better? Why we need difficult books

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Pretentious, impenetrable, hard work ... better? Why we need difficult books

The Guardian - Sam Leith

The Great Gatsby is easy-difficult: it's no problem to read, but to appreciate its thematic architecture takes attention Let’s not assume that challenging work is like some sort of joyless high-fibre diet “The fascination of what’s difficult,” wrote WB Yeats, “has dried the sap out of my veins ... ” …

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