Why Read the Classics?

Why Read the Classics?
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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
EAN: 9780141189703
ISBN: 0141189703
Categories: Prose Non-fiction | Literary Essays | Literary Theory | Literary Studies General | Literary Studies From C 1900 - | Literary Companions | Classics |

Why Read the Classics? is an elegant defence of the value of great literature by one of the finest authors of the last century. Beginning with an essay on the attributes that define a classic (number one - classics are those books that people always say they are 'rereading', not 'reading'), this is an absorbing collection of Italo Calvino's witty and passionate criticism.


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