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A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster's classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes, and contexts—that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable.
While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts. How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes—and the literary codes—of the ultimate professional reader: the college professor.
What does it mean when a literary hero travels along a dusty road? When he hands a drink to his companion? When he's drenched in a sudden rain shower? Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices, and form, Thomas C. Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature—a world where a road leads to a quest, a shared meal may signify a communion, and rain, whether cleansing or destructive, is never just a shower—and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun.
This revised edition includes new chapters, a new preface, and a new epilogue, and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed over the past decade.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
The reader is given every professor cliche in one book. The author is clearly has never put any thought into other cultures. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Gordon Clatworthy
THIS BOOK IS AWFUL. save yourself precious time by not reading this piece of crap. It is extremely boring (ive fallen asleep reading it on several occasions). Thomas C. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
actually very interesting. i thought it was going to be another boring how-to book,bu ththe style in which it was written made it easy and enjoyabe to readPublished 16 days ago by a.johnson
The book was in good condition and we used it for school assignments.Published 28 days ago by Tabby
I honestly only read it as an assignment but it was kind of interestingPublished 1 month ago by rebbeca lauren sanchez