Why Read the Classics?

Why Read the Classics?

Paperback Published on: 28/05/2009
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Why Read the Classics?
The purest dive into the millennia of fiction that we have in our history
The real joy that comes from reading this collection is the the unbridled enthusiasm Calvino has for the works he is reviewing. This collection really open... READ MORE


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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141189703
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 215g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 15 mm

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