#The Western Canon

What Makes a Classic: On the Relevance and Status of Literary Classics

What makes a classic a classic? A meditation on why the works in the Western Canon have that status and on their relevance.

Finding the Right Time for the Classics

"Every book has the right time and place in one’s life." Is it better to wait for the right time and place to read daunting books like the classics?

Literary Inception: Two Great Books About Books