Gatsby update

OK, so The New Yorker didn’t print my letter complaining about the omission of Harbison’s opera from the list of stage and film adapatations of The Great Gatsby that appeared in a recent Rebecca Mead article. (Read my original post here.) But they did print a letter mentioning another omission: Mead failed to note that comedian Andy Garcia Kaufman (thanks for the correction, Carl!) used to read from the book as part of his stage act in the early 1970s. Andy Kaufman, or one of the the best operas to premiere in my lifetime, which do you think is more deserving of mention?

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