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September 30, 2006

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chittavrtti

Wht an interesting and pertinent question. Just what is a "classic" ? As someone who would like to read as many classics as possible before I can no longer read, I have asked myself: what do I consider a classic? Currently a classic is that which other authors I enjoy(both current and historic) have referred to meaningfully in their own works.

Definition subject to change ***CV

JBJ

Surely _Memoirs_ is a classic of its sort, no? Even/especially at those moments when it's a bore?

And if the Penguin classics are sort of like the backstory of contemporary literature (a big if, I know), then Cleland's inclusion seems a bit less puzzling.

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