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Gatsby's Suit

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For a second time, five writers were invited to think about an item of clothing or an accessory that figures memorably in a work of art, be it in a book or film or painting. So Julian Barnes describes a particular hat, Daisy Goodwin thinks about diamonds, Michael Bracewell remembers a vivid suit. Then Antonia Quirke muses on a spy's coat and a white shirt sported by a rock-star is recalled by Susannah Frankel...

MIchael Bracewell remembers how that 'pink rag of a suit' in The Great Gatsby suggested glamour, modernity, and romance to his sixteen year old self in 1974.
Thoughts of it now still bring a tear to the eye..

Producer Duncan Minshull.

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15 minutes

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Wed 13 Feb 2013 22:45
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