What makes a classic a classic?
An ode to Chariots of Fire and thoughts about how we define a classic.
“(Nagasawa) was a far more voracious reader than I, but he made it a rule never to touch a book by any author who had not been dead at least thirty years. “That’s the only kind of book I can trust,” he said.
“It’s not that I don’t believe in contemporary literature,”…