How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Harper Collins, 2009. okt. 13. - 336 oldal
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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LibraryThing ReviewFelhasználói ismertető - scottjpearson - LibraryThing
I found this book while on a search for a good introduction to literary criticism. This seemed to hit the mark. In it, Foster pursues hard-core analysis of the literary project while spinning a down ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása
LibraryThing ReviewFelhasználói ismertető - booktsunami - LibraryThing
Initially, I thought that this book was going to be rather hard going. But a couple of chapters in he had me quite engrossed. His chapter 4: If it's square it's a sonnet"...was quite delightful. And I ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása
If She Comes Up Its Baptism
So Does Season
Marked for Greatness
Hes Blind for a
Its Never Just Heart Disease
And Rarely Just Illness
Does He Mean That?
Is That a Symbol?
Its All Political
Yes Shes a Christ Figure Too
Flights of Fancy
Its All About Sex
Dont Read with Your Eyes
Is He Serious?
A Test Case
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