How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised

A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines

Author: Thomas C. Foster

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster's classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes, and contexts—that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable. While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts. How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes—and the literary codes—of the ultimate professional reader: the college professor. What does it mean when a literary hero travels along a dusty road? When he hands a drink to his companion? When he's drenched in a sudden rain shower? Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices, and form, Thomas C. Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature—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 a shower—and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun. This revised edition includes new chapters, a new preface, and a new epilogue, and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed over the past decade.

How to Read Literature

Author: Terry Eagleton

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 788

DIV A literary master’s entertaining guide to reading with deeper insight, better understanding, and greater pleasure /div

How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids

Author: Thomas C. Foster

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 462

In How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids, New York Times bestselling author and professor Thomas C. Foster gives tweens the tools they need to become thoughtful readers. With funny insights and a conversational style, he explains the way writers use symbol, metaphor, characterization, setting, plot and other key techniques to make a story come to life. From that very first middle school book report to that first college course, kids need to be able to understand the layers of meaning in literature. Foster makes learning this important skill fun and exciting by using examples from How the Grinch Stole Christmas to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, from short stories and poems to movie scripts. This go-to guide unlocks all the hidden secrets to reading, making it entertaining and satisfying.

How to Read Literature Like a Professor

A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines

Author: Thomas C. Foster

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

View: 671

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.

Summary and Analysis of How to Read Literature Like a Professor

Based on the Book by Thomas C. Foster

Author: Worth Books

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN:

Category: Study Aids

Page: 30

View: 559

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of How to Read Literature Like a Professor tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Thomas C. Foster’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This summary of How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Important quotes Fascinating trivia A glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster: Thomas C. Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor is a series of short essays that show readers how to “read between the lines” and make great books come alive. Based on Professor Foster’s years as a teacher of literature, Foster explains how authors use the English language to accomplish their goals and how we can recognize literary ideas in a wide range of works. The tools he offers can be applied to any book—from the classics to the latest blockbusters. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

On Literature

Author: Hillis Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

View: 393

Debates rage over what kind of literature we should read, what is good and bad literature, and whether in the global, digital age, literature even has a future. But what exactly is literature? Why should we read literature? How do we read literature? These are some of the important questions J. Hillis Miller answers in this beautifully written and passionate book. He begins by asking what literature is, arguing that the answer lies in literature's ability to create an imaginary world simply with words. On Literature also asks the crucial question of why literature has such authority over us. Returning to Plato, Aristotle and the Bible, Miller argues we should continue to read literature because it is part of our basic human need to create imaginary worlds and to have stories. Above all, On Literature is a plea that we continue to read and care about literature.

Diary of Thoughts

How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C Foster - A Journal for Your Thoughts About the Book

Author: Summary Express

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 102

View: 165

Diary of Thoughts: How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C Foster - A Journal for Your Thoughts About the Book is a journal designed for note-taking, designed and produced by Summary Express. With blank, lined pages in a simplistic yet elegant design, this journal is perfect for recording notes, thoughts, opinions, and takeaways in real-time as you read. Divided into sections and parts for easy reference, this journal helps you keep your thoughts organized. Disclaimer Notice: This is a unofficial journal book and not the original book.

How to Read the Bible as Literature

. . . and Get More Out of It

Author: Leland Ryken

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 153

Why the Good Book Is a Great Read If you want to rightly understand the Bible, you must begin by recognizing what it is: a composite of literary styles. It is meant to be read, not just interpreted. The Bible’s truths are embedded like jewels in the rich strata of story and poetry, metaphor and proverb, parable and letter, satire and symbolism. Paying attention to the literary form of a passage will help you understand the meaning and truth of that passage. How to Read the Bible as Literature takes you through the various literary forms used by the biblical authors. This book will help you read the Bible with renewed appreciation and excitement and gain a more profound grasp of its truths. Designed for maximum clarity and usefulness, How to Read the Bible as Literature includes * sidebar captions to enhance organization * wide margins ideal for note taking * suggestions for further reading * appendix: "The Allegorical Nature of the Parables" * indexes of persons and subjects

Cognitive principles, critical practice: Reading literature at university

Author: Susanne Reichl

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

View: 743

This enquiry into the principles and practice of reading literature brings together insights from cognitive studies, literary theory, empirical literature studies, learning and teaching research and higher education research. Reading is conceptualised as an active process of meaning-making that is determined by subjective as well as contextual factors and guided by a sense of purpose. This sense of purpose, part of a professional and conscious approach to reading, is the central element in the model of reading that this study proposes. As well as a conceptual aim, this model also has pedagogical power and serves as the basis for a number of critical and creative exercises geared towards developing literary reading strategies and strategic reading competences in general. These activities demonstrate how the main tenets of the study can be put into practice within the context of a particular institution of higher education.