If you actually read the article, you will see that the author is talking about "classics" in the sense of "The Great Books", like _War and Peace_ or _Jane Eyre_ (her examples, as it happens).
Take the trouble to look up the charter of this newsgroup (I was one of the people back in the 1990s who worked to create it, and the humanities hierarchy), and you will see that it explicitly is *NOT* about those.
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