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Flashcards in Past, Present and Future Deck (10):
1

Parents

His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people - his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all

2

Platonic

Sprang from his platonic conceptions of himself

3

Invented

Sprang from his platonic conceptions of himself

4

Broken

'Jay Gatsby' had broken up like glass against Tom's hard malice, and the long secret extravaganza was played out

5

Nobody

'Mr Nobody from Nowhere'

6

Grail

Committed himself to the following of a grail

7

Past

'You can't repeat the past'
'Why of course you can!'

8

Uniform

'The world to be in uniform and at a moral attention forever'

9

Thinning

'the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief of enthusiasm'

10

Trains

'Thrilling return trains of my youth'