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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by John Tenniel.
So: what is a classic? There are many duelling definitions. TS Eliot, Ezra Pound, Italo Calvino and Sainte-Beuve have all written at length on the classic. Calvino's definition – "a classic is a book that has never finished what it wants to say" – is probably the sweetest, followed by Pound's identification of "a certain eternal and irresponsible freshness".
Tim Burton and Alice in Wonderland were made for each other. Burton, who has directed such classics as Beetle Juice, Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands,...
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