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How to bluff classic lit


Are the classics worth reading and if you cannot be bothered, can you get away with it? Sandra Newman claims to have done some of the work for people, she has written a new book which guides readers through everything from Greek Tragedy to Proust.

She and Ross Leckie, author of the Bluffer's Guide to Classics, discuss Remembrance of Things Past, Don Quixote and Paradise Lost. But, whereas Sandra has read them all, Ross has only read one. Can the presenters guess which one he has bothered to pick up?

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