Originally Posted by Patricia
And where would we place RWood's Harvard Classics series? Some of the items are fiction; others not. Perhaps it should have a category of its own?
maybe there could be a category called Classics ? of course, then we get into the diatribe of what constitutes a "classic" which could easily get as heated as the question of where to put the bible...
I would put things like the Harvard Classics series there (that one is easy ! it even says it in the name
) and Jane Austen and such, but what about, say, Boris Vian ? fiction or classics ? I think unconsciously a Classic to me is something which is not only worthwhile but also quite old. disclaimer :
this is purely subjective and i make no claim as to its scientific value.