Well since this conversation seems to be raging in a number of threads all over the place I thought we might consolidate and try and come up with a working definition of 'classic' to be used as a bench mark, because it seems to be more often than not alot of us are at cross purposes with our different interpretations of the 2 crucial words.
So What do you think can be classified as literature?
What is a classic?
What makes a classic a classic and not just some old book?
Is a classic defined simply by who produced it or should each work stand alone to be judged?
What makes a great author great, quality, quantity, durability?