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    Who? What? Reading the Western Canon

    Visiting Risa’s blog and attending my last lessons on Caribbean literature, I came across the following question: What is a classic and who tells us what to read? There is a bunch a titles in English literature that seem to have read by almost everyone, at least, that is the popular perception. However, when asking people not too many have actually read them. I am talking about Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, The Woman in White, A Room of One’s Own and the likes. Studying literature in college should assure me to read a good number of them, but it is not so. One Dickens’, one Brontë…