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  1. MIDWEST in Bleeding Edge: I read the Midwest reference in B.E. as a reference – if not homage – to the depiction of the Midwest in Gatsby. To Carroway the Midwest represented a normalcy that seemed lost to him in the East (NY/NJ). And even some vivid memories of the Midwest in winter (Horst mention of ‘first snows’). In B.E., as in Gatsby, the Midwest’s allure of wholesome traditionalism grows stronger as each narrative races towards tragic end of story events. Then again, to me almost everything comes back to Fitzgerald, and more specifically to The Great Gatsby

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