5. A classic is a book which even when we read it for the first time gives the sense of rereading something we have read before.
8. A classic is a work which constantly generates a pulviscular cloud of critical discourse around it, but which always shakes the particles off.
14. A classic is a work which persists as a background noise even when a present that is totally incompatible with it holds sway.What do you think of the list? Was "pulviscular" a new word to you like it was for me?