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The classics: where to begin?

20th September 2022

Which classics can grip students’ attention as they start university? Even if you haven’t attempted one of the classics, it is generally agreed that they have a reputation for being wordy, sluggish, and all-together very long. Sometimes, that would be true. Dracula, a deceptively lengthy and action-less book, almost killed me. Classics require care and ...

Why do we feel pressure to read the classics?

28th December 2021

Elena Adams questions whether we should read the classics just because we feel we should. Classic literature is intimidating. They’re full of big confusing words, can be a bit dull at times, and are (for the most part) full of dark and depressing imagery. Of course, that’s not always the case but classics aren’t classics ...