Why Read the Classics?
ISBN10: 0679743499 ISBN13: 9780679743491 Publisher: Vintage Books Published: Dec 1 2000 Pages: 277 Weight: 0.55lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
From the internationally acclaimed author of some of this century's most original fiction comes this posthumous collection of 36 literary essays that encourages readers to view old classics in a new light. Calvino writes on why Lara, not Zhivago, is the center of Pasternak's masterpiece Dr. Zhivago, and explains how many odysseys are in The Odyssey.