I am currently studying BA Spanish & English at the University of Leicester, England.
One of my greatest passions is literature, which I read as part of my studies and also during my leisure time.
I have read many “classics”, from Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary to Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Despite thoroughly enjoying these literary works, published in the 19th and 20th centuries respectively, I have recently started to question what exactly constitutes a “classic” – a title we willingly accept in our daily lives; in bookshops, on the internet and as part of our curriculum. But who decides what makes a classic?
Why does a classic had to have been written over 50 or 100 years ago? What makes a classic? And why should a novel from the twenty-first century not be given the prestigious title of being a “classic”?
These are the sort of questions and discussions I would like to see raised on my blog, where I will publish reviews, exclusively on titles released in the twenty-first century. I would like to raise the profile of our modern-day novels, from varying genres, and who knows…in the future, a twenty-first century title may gain deserved recognition, and be published as a “classic”.
I look forward to reading your comments, and I hope you enjoy reading my blog,