How to Read Literature Like a Professor
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How to Read Literature Like a Professor : A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines

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Thomas C. Foster's classic guide--a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes, and contexts--shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable. How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps readers discover the deeper meanings of novels, poems, and plays by looking at literature with the eyes--and literary codes--of the ultimate professional reader: the college professor. This revised and updated edition contains new chapters, new preface and epilogue, and updated teaching points developed over the last decade. What does it mean when a literary hero travels along a dusty road? When he's drenched in a sudden rain shower? Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices, and form, Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature--a world where a road leads to a quest 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • Harperluxe
  • United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • large type edition
  • 006232652X
  • 9780062326522
  • 973,527

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