What’s so special about the classics anyway? Today, we’re talking about some of the greats and what makes them great!


Who do you think of when you think of classic literature?



Check out The Guardian’s 100 top books! Are there any missing? Which ones do you disagree with?


Regina Spektor’s songs often involve literary or narrative aspects.



What are some of your frisson books? You can tweet them to us @hardcoverradio!


And here they are, The Beatles!

the beatles


Thanks for listening!



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One comment on “Episode 24: Canon (Classic Literature)

  1. Great Gatsby, me three, yawn. Validated. Thanks. Three times I have given up on it.
    Entering the world of War & Peace this summer – just starting.
    Personal classic? Sure, Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood / John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany / Fugitive Pieces Anne Michaels / Mercy Among the Children by David Richard Adams / oh, golly how do I stop?