After you have chosen your Classic piece, use some of the sources on this page to get a better sense of what impact the piece had since it was written.
Reading through a biographical entry on your author or an encyclopedia entry on their book/chapter should give you some ideas about what you might want to focus your paper on.
After you have a topic in mind based on these general sources, THEN go on to forward citation searching. You'll be able to limit the forward citations based on your topic idea.
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