Score: 3
From 55 Ratings

How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised


  • Author: Thomas C. Foster
  • Release Date : 2014-02-25
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • File Size: 1724620 Bytes


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 sh...

How to Read Poetry Like a Professor


  • Author: Thomas C. Foster
  • Release Date : 2018-03-27
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • File Size: 3492190 Bytes


From the bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes this essential primer to reading poetry like a professor that unlocks the keys to enjoying works from Lord Byron to the Beatles.No literary form is as admired and feared as poetry. Admired for its lengthy pedigree—a line of poets extending back to a time before recorded history—and a ubiquitous presence in virtually all cultures, poetry is also revered for its great beauty and the powerful emotions it evokes. But the form has also instilled trepidation in its many admirers mainly because of a lack of familiarity and knowledge. Poetry demands more from readers—intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually—than other literary forms. Most of us started out loving poetry ...

How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised
Score: 1
From 2 Ratings

How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised


  • Author : Thomas C. Foster
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-02-25
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062344205


How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised Book Description :

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 ...

How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

How to Read Literature Like a Professor


  • Author : Thomas C. Foster
  • Publisher : Harper
  • Release Date : 2017-05-16
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0062696858


How to Read Literature Like a Professor Book Description :

The classic guide, now available in a hardcover edition—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 codesof the ultimate professional reader, the college professor. What does it mean when a literary hero is traveling along a dusty road? When he hands a drink to his companion? When he's drenched in a sudden rain shower? Ranging from ...

How to Read Literature Like a Professor  For Kids
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

How to Read Literature Like a Professor For Kids


  • Author : Thomas C. Foster
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-04-23
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062200877


How to Read Literature Like a Professor For Kids Book Description :

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 secr...

How to Read Poetry Like a Professor
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

How to Read Poetry Like a Professor


  • Author : Thomas C. Foster
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-03-27
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062684066


How to Read Poetry Like a Professor Book Description :

From the bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes this essential primer to reading poetry like a professor that unlocks the keys to enjoying works from Lord Byron to the Beatles. No literary form is as admired and feared as poetry. Admired for its lengthy pedigree—a line of poets extending back to a time before recorded history—and a ubiquitous presence in virtually all cultures, poetry is also revered for its great beauty and the powerful emotions it evokes. But the form has also instilled trepidation in its many admirers mainly because of a lack of familiarity and knowledge. Poetry demands more from readers—intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually—than other literary forms. Most of us started out loving poetry...

Reading the Silver Screen
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Reading the Silver Screen


  • Author : Thomas C. Foster
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062113405


Reading the Silver Screen Book Description :

From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes an indispensable analysis of our most celebrated medium, film. No art form is as instantly and continuously gratifying as film. When the house lights go down and the lion roars, we settle in to be shocked, frightened, elated, moved, and thrilled. We expect magic. While we’re being exhilarated and terrified, our minds are also processing data of all sorts—visual, linguistic, auditory, spatial—to collaborate in the construction of meaning. Thomas C. Foster’s Reading the Silver Screen will show movie buffs, students of film, and even aspiring screenwriters and directors how to transition from merely being viewers to becoming accomplished readers of this g...

A Writing Journal For

A Writing Journal For


  • Author : Dumai Ministries
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1077669119


A Writing Journal For Book Description :

A Great Companion Journal For How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines By Thomas C. Foster. Great resource for writing and literature. Great class notes, study guide or personal reference. Over 100 pages of daily writing....

How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor


  • Author : Thomas C. Foster
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062895882


How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor Book Description :

The New York Times bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor uses the same skills to teach how to access accurate information in a rapidly changing 24/7 news cycle and become better readers, thinkers, and consumers of media. We live in an information age, but it is increasingly difficult to know which information to trust. Fake news is rampant in mass media, stoked by foreign powers wishing to disrupt a democratic society. We need to be more perceptive, more critical, and more judicious readers. The future of our republic may depend on it. How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor is more careful, more attentive, more aware reading. On bookstore shelves, one book looks as authoritative as the next. Online, posts and memes don’t an...

Diary of Thoughts

Diary of Thoughts


  • Author : Summary Express
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-07-13
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1080188126


Diary of Thoughts Book Description :

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 Novels Like a Professor
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

How to Read Novels Like a Professor


  • Author : Thomas C. Foster
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061977701


How to Read Novels Like a Professor Book Description :

Of all the literary forms, the novel is arguably the most discussed . . . and fretted over. From Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote to the works of Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and today's masters, the novel has grown with and adapted to changing societies and technologies, mixing tradition and innovation in every age throughout history. Thomas C. Foster—the sage and scholar who ingeniously led readers through the fascinating symbolic codes of great literature in his first book, How to Read Literature Like a Professor—now examines the grammar of the popular novel. Exploring how authors' choices about structure—point of view, narrative voice, first page, chapter construction, character emblems, and narrative (dis)continuity...