Monday, 18 January 2010

What's a Classic?

If you gather a room of literary experts, they won't agree on the definition of a classic book. So what makes a book a classic and why? Below are few thoughts to ponder defining classics.

1. Classics crosses cultural barriers, make connections with readers and have universal appeal.
2. Classics endure the test of time and remain popular of years.
3. Classics have recurring themes such as love, hate, death, life and faith.
4. Classics are relevant to society and address social issues.
5. Classics are respected because of their impact on society.
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