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


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Harper Perennial

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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 is traveling 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 epilogue, and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed over the past decade.

Technical Details
Binding
Paperback
Number of Pages
336
Product group
Book
Brand
Harper Perennial
Label
Harper Perennial
Edition
Revised ed.
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publication date
February 25, 2014
Release date
February 25, 2014
Author
Thomas C Foster
Language
English (Published), English (Original Language)
EAN
9780062301673
ISBN-10
0062301675
Item Dimensions L x W x H
5.31 x 0.83 x 8 inches
Item Weight
0.62 pounds
MPN
39525352
Manufacturer
Harper Perennial
Studio
Harper Perennial



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