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The Resource How to read literature like a professor : a lively and entertaining guide to reading between the lines, Thomas C. Foster

How to read literature like a professor : a lively and entertaining guide to reading between the lines, Thomas C. Foster

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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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How to read literature like a professor
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a lively and entertaining guide to reading between the lines
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Thomas C. Foster
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eng
Summary
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 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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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 theres that sneaking suspicion that the deeper meaning of a literary text keeps escaping you. 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
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213358
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Midwest
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Foster, Thomas C
Dewey number
808
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • Books and reading
  • Criticism
  • Literature
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adult
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a lively and entertaining guide to reading between the lines
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How to read literature like a professor : a lively and entertaining guide to reading between the lines, Thomas C. Foster
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-296) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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50511079
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780060009427
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(pbk.)
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2002031783
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unmediated
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How to read literature like a professor : a lively and entertaining guide to reading between the lines, Thomas C. Foster
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-296) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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50511079
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780060009427
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002031783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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