|How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines 1 Edition
Contributor(s): Foster, Thomas C.
ISBN: 006000942X ISBN-13: 9780060009427
OUR PRICE: $14.40
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: March 2003 Annotation: A fun and practical introduction to literature and literary basics--symbols, themes, and contexts--shows how to make everyday reading experiences more rewarding and enjoyable.
|Library of Congress Subjects: |
- Books and reading.
|BISAC Categories: |
- Literary Criticism | Books & Reading
|Academic/Grade Level: General Adult|
|Book type: Non-Fiction|
|Physical Information: 8.00" H x 5.50" W x 1.00" (0.55 lbs) 314 pages|
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
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.