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Classics/modern classics Why read the classics?

  • By Italo Calvino
  • Price: £9.99
  • ISBN: 9780141189703
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"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.

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Series Classics/modern classics Title Why read the classics?
Subject Italian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date October 2009 Authors Italo Calvino
Binding Paperback Pages 277
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 250
ESB Code 55336 ISBN 9780141189703
Inspection Copy No Delivery Limited Stock
  Price £9.99

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