How to Read Literature Like A Professor

How to Read Literature Like A Professor

A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines

Book - 2014
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What does it mean when a fictional hero takes a journey? Shares a meal? Gets drenched in a sudden rain shower? Often, there is much more going on in a novel or poem than is readily visible on the surface--a symbol, maybe, that remains elusive, or an unexpected twist on a character--and there's that sneaking suspicion that the deeper meaning of a literary text keeps escaping you. In this practical and amusing guide to literature, Thomas C. Foster shows how easy and gratifying it is to unlock those hidden truths and to discover 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 rain. Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices, and form, How to read literature like a professor is the perfect companion for making your reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Perennial, 2014
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN: 9780062301673
Branch Call Number: PN45 .F585 2014x
808 Foster
Characteristics: xxx, 336 pages ; 21 cm


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