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Thought for the week…#213

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A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.

Italo Calvino

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  1. E infatti lo si legge e rilegge …

    December 23, 2016
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    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      Amo vedere come i libri cambiaono con il passare del tempo.

      December 25, 2016
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      • Vero. Cambiano loro, non noi 😉

        December 25, 2016
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  2. As a little girl, I used to think that if a book was boring, it was a classic, and, if I enjoyed it, it wasn’t. Unfortunately, a lot of people still work on that principle. However your definition is much better. A classic stays with you, and keeps talking to you long after you’ve finished the last page. Classics come from all directions, not just from the classics section in the library, even less from the ‘literary’ section. I read an article (in ‘Mslexia’, which I don’t think you get Stateside) expressing outrage that Jane Austen was shelved under ChickLit; that’s the flip side of the coin.

    December 19, 2016
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    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      I would also add that a classic changes as you change, allowing you to see different layers, of both yourself and the book.

      December 20, 2016
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