Literary Essays, 1986-1999Book - 2001
"What Is a Classic?" [the author] explores the answer by way of T.S. Eliot, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Zbigniew Herbert. [He] discuss[es] eighteenth- and nineteenth-century authors such as Dofoe and Turgenev, the German modernists such as Rilke and Kafka, and the giants of late- twentieth-century literature, among them Brodsky, Gordimer, and Lessing. -Back cover.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2001
Characteristics: viii, 295 p. ; 23 cm