The Bookworm (c. 1850) by Carl Spitzweg
I’m reading Why Read the Classics? by Italo Calvino which I recently purchased at Het Ivoren Aapje in Brussels.
“What Is a Classic?” you may wonder.
That question alone is the title of three well-known essays.
All three explore the nature of a classic book.
Why don’t we let the books fight it out for themselves?