“ 'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read.”--Mark Twain Everybody knows them, but no one has read them: the classics. The sort of books you should've read at least 'once in a lifetime,' but in truth never do. But why not? I guess the reason is that most people associate the classics with … Continue reading Why You Should Read Classic Literature
In one of my recent posts, I grappled with the question what makes a classic and I thought that this week's prompt of classic remarks hosted by the brilliant creators of PagesUnbound is a perfect extension to the discussion. The prompt is: What is a contemporary book you think might become a classic? Or should … Continue reading Books That May Become Future Classics
I guess we all have a vague notion of what a classic is. When I hear the word, I think of an excellent piece of literature that has stood the test of time. I think of Austen, Dickens, Shakespeare, Woolf, or Brontë. But what precisely makes the works of these authors to classics? What actually … Continue reading What Makes a Classic?
Let's be honest, classics don’t enjoy the best reputation. Most people think they're boring, outdated, or difficult to understand. Back in high school, I wasn’t the biggest fan of classics either. I always wondered why we had to read such 'old' books, why we couldn't just read something more contemporary. However, the older I get, … Continue reading 5 Must-Read Literary Classics