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    DescriptionA 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.


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    Title
    How to Read Literature Like a Professor
    Subtitle
    A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas C Foster
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780606355094
    ISBN 10: 060635509X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15710
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSB, CFG
    BISAC V2.8: LIT007000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    LC classification: Z
    Abridged Dewey: 028
    B&T General Subject: 495
    BISAC V2.8: LAN015000
    DC21: 808
    DC22: 808
    BISAC V2.8: LIT012000
    BIC subject category V2: DSR
    B&T Merchandise Category: SWN
    Thema V1.0: CFG, DSR
    Edition
    Prebound edition
    Edition statement
    Revised, Turtleback School & Library ed.
    Publisher
    Turtleback Books
    Imprint name
    Turtleback Books
    Publication date
    25 February 2014