How to Read Literature Like a Professor

How to Read Literature Like a Professor

Author Thomas C. Foster Duration: 9:36:27 Narrator David de Vries Publisher HarperCollins USA
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Synopsis

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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Chapters

  • 001 How to Read Literature Like a Professor

    Duration: 16s

  • 002 Introduction

    Duration: 14min

  • 003 Chapter 1

    Duration: 11min

  • 004 Chapter 2

    Duration: 15min

  • 005 Chapter 3

    Duration: 14min

  • 006 Chapter 4

    Duration: 11min

  • 007 Chapter 5

    Duration: 19min

  • 008 Chapter 6

    Duration: 19min

  • 009 Chapter 7

    Duration: 21min

  • 010 Chapter 8

    Duration: 14min

  • 011 Chapter 9

    Duration: 21min

  • 012 Chapter 10

    Duration: 15min

  • 013 Interlude

    Duration: 08min

  • 014 Chapter 11

    Duration: 22min

  • 015 Chapter 12

    Duration: 23min

  • 016 Chapter 13

    Duration: 18min

  • 017 Chapter 14

    Duration: 12min

  • 018 Chapter 15

    Duration: 20min

  • 019 Chapter 16

    Duration: 15min

  • 020 Chapter 17

    Duration: 18min

  • 021 Chapter 18

    Duration: 21min

  • 022 Chapter 19

    Duration: 25min

  • 023 Chapter 20

    Duration: 20min

  • 024 Interlude

    Duration: 16min

  • 025 Chapter 21

    Duration: 16min

  • 026 Chapter 22

    Duration: 10min

  • 027 Chapter 23

    Duration: 11min

  • 028 Chapter 24

    Duration: 25min

  • 029 Chapter 25

    Duration: 17min

  • 030 Chapter 26

    Duration: 21min

  • 031 Chapter 27

    Duration: 01h01min

  • 032 Envoi

    Duration: 06min

  • 033 Credits

    Duration: 01min

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