Frank Kermode
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1983; originally published 1975, English
Nonfiction, Art and Cultural History
ISBN: 9780674133983

From the Publisher. “The old conception of classic, Kermode argues, is tied to Virgilian attitudes of empire and eternity; the modern use of the term embraces change, plurality, and secularization. The Classic brilliantly mediates between the two views of literature and culture . . . This closely argued and clearly articulated essay rests on formidable learning.”
The New Republic

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Mohsen Mostafavi

An amazing critique of the English language explaining the parameters that constitute a classic work of literature—but equally important for the parallels between writing and architecture.

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