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Thomas C. Foster is a professor of English at the University of Michigan-Flint, where he teaches contemporary fiction, drama, and poetry as well as creative writing and composition. He is the author of Twenty-five Books That Shaped America and several books on twentieth-century British and Irish fiction and poetry. He lives in East Lansing, Michigan.
Foster emphasizes that, in all literature, there is only ONE story.
This nonfiction book is a companion to "How to Read Literature like a Professor" Both these books help us understand some of the basic workings of literature.
As a high school English teacher with two small children, I rarely get a chance to read a book for pleasure--let alone finish one.
Good book for school, decent condition and easy to read. It dumbs things down slightly so the reader can understand more complicated subjects. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Allison Baldwin
I wouldn't normally have picked up this book, but alas it was one of my summer reading requirements. However, I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Read morePublished 19 days ago by mamelotti
Excellent book! It really opened my eyes in terms of reading novels. Great for non-English majors. I enjoyed the discussions of the origins of the novel, the ideas of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by JoeI
There are piles and piles of books about being a writer. It's refreshing to find one about being a reader. Thomas C. Read morePublished 2 months ago by clahain
Mr. Foster does know how to get a reader interested and at the same time he knows how to teach by means of words. I felt as if I had been attending one of his classes. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Alexei V. Lopez Enriquez
This book has many good features; however, some of the examples are difficult to understand if the reader hasn't read the books being used to illustrate a particular point. Read morePublished 14 months ago by S. R. Harper
This is a book I will use often with AP. It came quickly and in perfect condition. I bought this and How to Read Literature Like a Professor. Highly recommend both.Published 18 months ago by BobbieS-Florida