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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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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perennial
Publication date March 1, 2003
Pages 314
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060009427
ISBN-10 006000942X
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $15.99
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
A lively and entertaining introduction to the art of reading literature demonstrates how to make everyday reading more rewarding by helping readers understand the symbols, themes, narrative devices and forms, and contexts of literary works. Original.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

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.



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Paperback
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Rev lgr edition from Harpercollins (March 11, 2014)
9780062326522 | details & prices | 460 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $19.99
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Revised edition from Perennial (February 25, 2014)
9780062301673 | details & prices | 336 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.99
About: A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C.
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1 edition from Perennial (March 1, 2003)
9780060009427 | details & prices | 314 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.99
About: Demonstrates how to make everyday reading more rewarding by helping readers understand the symbols, themes, narrative devices and forms, and contexts of literary works.
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Turtleback Books (February 25, 2014)
9780606355094 | details & prices | 336 pages | 4.75 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.76 lbs | List price $28.15
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
1 reprint edition from Paw Prints (October 4, 2008)
9781439558171 | details & prices | 314 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $22.95
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