The Eyes of T.J. Eckleburg

“The eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic-their retinas are one yard high. They look out of no face but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a nonexistent nose.”

–F. Scott Fitzgerald

This is one of my favorite books in the History of Life, in part because it’s the first book where I really grasped style. The Godlike presence of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg watches over the story, his eyes without a face. See? Billy Idol gets it.



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