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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
Title
How to read literature like a professor
Title remainder
a lively and entertaining guide to reading between the lines
Statement of responsibility
Thomas C. Foster
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
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
Cataloging source
N$T
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Foster, Thomas C
Dewey number
801
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN45
LC item number
.F585 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
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  • Literature
  • Books and reading
  • Criticism
  • Literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
Target audience
adult
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a lively and entertaining guide to reading between the lines
Label
How to read literature like a professor : a lively and entertaining guide to reading between the lines, Thomas C. Foster
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http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B99FC1AD-952D-4EBD-BF40-4BDC9C551EDA
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: How'd he do that? -- Every trip is a quest (except when it's not) -- Nice to eat with you: acts of communion -- Nice to eat you: acts of vampires -- If it's square, it's a sonnet -- Now, where have I seen her before? -- When in doubt, it's from Shakespeare ... -- ... Or the bible -- Hanseldee and Greteldum -- It's Greek to me -- It's more than just rain or snow -- Interlude: does he mean that? -- ... More than it's gonna hurt you: concerning violence -- Is that a symbol? -- It's all political -- Yes, she's a Christ figure, too -- Flights of fancy -- It's all about sex ... -- ... Except sex -- If she comes up, it's baptism -- Geography matters ... -- ... do does season -- Interlude: One story -- Marked for greatness -- He's blind for a reason, you know -- It's never just heart disease ... -- ... And rarely just illness -- Don't read with your eyes -- Is he serious? And other ironies -- A test case -- Envoi -- Appendix -- Reading list
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ocm76875622
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780061259401
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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B99FC1AD-952D-4EBD-BF40-4BDC9C551EDA
Label
How to read literature like a professor : a lively and entertaining guide to reading between the lines, Thomas C. Foster
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B99FC1AD-952D-4EBD-BF40-4BDC9C551EDA
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: How'd he do that? -- Every trip is a quest (except when it's not) -- Nice to eat with you: acts of communion -- Nice to eat you: acts of vampires -- If it's square, it's a sonnet -- Now, where have I seen her before? -- When in doubt, it's from Shakespeare ... -- ... Or the bible -- Hanseldee and Greteldum -- It's Greek to me -- It's more than just rain or snow -- Interlude: does he mean that? -- ... More than it's gonna hurt you: concerning violence -- Is that a symbol? -- It's all political -- Yes, she's a Christ figure, too -- Flights of fancy -- It's all about sex ... -- ... Except sex -- If she comes up, it's baptism -- Geography matters ... -- ... do does season -- Interlude: One story -- Marked for greatness -- He's blind for a reason, you know -- It's never just heart disease ... -- ... And rarely just illness -- Don't read with your eyes -- Is he serious? And other ironies -- A test case -- Envoi -- Appendix -- Reading list
Control code
ocm76875622
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061259401
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B99FC1AD-952D-4EBD-BF40-4BDC9C551EDA

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