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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 Paw Prints
Publication date October 4, 2008
Pages 314
Binding Prebinding
Edition 1 reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781439558171
ISBN-10 1439558175
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
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Original list price $22.95
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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.

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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.
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Reprint edition from Turtleback Books (February 25, 2014)
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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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