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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,835 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas C. Foster Narrator: David de Vries Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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? There is often 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 is 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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Katie Hewitt | 2/13/2014

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    " Helpful, but dry and formulaic. Every chapter was the same argument but a different topic. "

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