How to Read Literature Like a Professor

How to Read Literature Like a Professor Author Thomas C. Foster
ISBN-10 0062696858
Release 2017-05-16
Pages 368
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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 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 epilogue, and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed over the past decade.



How to Read Literature Like a Professor

How to Read Literature Like a Professor Author Thomas C. Foster
ISBN-10 006000942X
Release 2003-02-18
Pages 314
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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.



How to Read Literature Like a Professor A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines

How to Read Literature Like a Professor  A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines Author Thomas C. Foster
ISBN-10 1606869752
Release 2003-02
Pages 336
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A fun and practical introduction to literature and literary basics--symbols, themes, and contexts--shows how to make everyday reading experiences more rewarding and enjoyable.



How to Read Literature Like a Professor

How to Read Literature Like a Professor Author Thomas C. Foster
ISBN-10 163245226X
Release 2014-07-01
Pages 336
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These updated editions of classic plays feature new cover art along with the complete text of each work, full explanatory notes, scene-by-scene plot summaries, a key to famous lines and phrases, and illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast



How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised

How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised Author Thomas C. Foster
ISBN-10 9780062344205
Release 2014-02-25
Pages 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 Like a Professor

How to Read Literature Like a Professor Author Thomas C. Foster
ISBN-10 0061804061
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 336
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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? 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.



How to Read a Book

How to Read a Book Author Mortimer J. Adler
ISBN-10 1439144834
Release 2011-05-10
Pages 426
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With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.



Blackjack Blueprint

Blackjack Blueprint Author Rick Blaine
ISBN-10 9780929712161
Release 2005-10-01
Pages 357
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From the first turn of the card to getting out of a foreign country with a suitcase full of cash, this is the most comprehensive book ever written on learning to play blackjack for profit. This book covers everything from basic strategy to counting cards, from maximising potential going solo to playing on a blackjack team. Casino competitions, tournaments, location play, shuffle tracking, playing in disguise, outwitting the eye in the sky, and other advantage-play techniques it is all here. Best of all, the techniques you learn can be used part-time as a money-making hobby, just as author Rick Blaine has used them for years while pursuing a career in finance.



Theory of Literature

Theory of Literature Author Paul H. Fry
ISBN-10 9780300183368
Release 2012-04-24
Pages 416
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Bringing his perennially popular course to the page, Yale University Professor Paul H. Fry offers in this welcome book a guided tour of the main trends in twentieth-century literary theory. At the core of the book's discussion is a series of underlying questions: What is literature, how is it produced, how can it be understood, and what is its purpose? Fry engages with the major themes and strands in twentieth-century literary theory, among them the hermeneutic circle, New Criticism, structuralism, linguistics and literature, Freud and fiction, Jacques Lacan's theories, the postmodern psyche, the political unconscious, New Historicism, the classical feminist tradition, African American criticism, queer theory, and gender performativity. By incorporating philosophical and social perspectives to connect these many trends, the author offers readers a coherent overall context for a deeper and richer reading of literature.



From Dissertation to Book

From Dissertation to Book Author William Germano
ISBN-10 9780226288475
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 152
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All new Phd's hope that their dissertations can become books. But a dissertation is written for a committee and a book for the larger world. William Germano's From Dissertation to Book is the essential guide for academic writers who want to revise a doctoral thesis for publication. The author of Getting It Published, Germano draws upon his extensive experience in academic publishing to provide writers with a state-of-the-art view of how to turn a dissertation into a manuscript that publishers will notice. Acknowledging first that not all theses can become books, Germano shows how some dissertations might have a better life as one or more journal articles or as chapters in a newly conceived book. But even dissertations strong enough to be published as books first need to become book manuscripts, and at the heart of From Dissertation to Book is the idea that revising the dissertation is a fundamental process of adapting from one genre of writing to another. Germano offers clear guidance on how to do just this. Writers will find advice on such topics as rethinking the table of contents, taming runaway footnotes, shaping chapter length, and confronting the limitations of jargon, alongside helpful timetables for light or heavy revision. With crisp directives, engaging examples, and a sympathetic eye for the foibles of academic writing, From Dissertation to Book reveals to recent PhD's the process of careful and thoughtful revision—a truly invaluable skill as they grow into their new roles as professional writers.



The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tale of Troy

The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tale of Troy Author Padraic Colum
ISBN-10 9780486115870
Release 2012-03-15
Pages 176
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Retelling of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey for young readers recalls the horrid Cyclops, treacherous Sirens, and the evil Circe as they attempt to keep Odysseus from his wife, Penelope. 16 black-and-white illustrations.



Opening Skinner s Box

Opening Skinner s Box Author Lauren Slater
ISBN-10 9781408883129
Release 2016-07-28
Pages 352
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A century can be understood in many ways - in terms of its inventions, its crimes or its art. In Opening Skinner's Box, Lauren Slater sets out to investigate the twentieth century through a series of ten fascinating, witty and sometimes shocking accounts of its key psychological experiments. Starting with the founder of modern scientific experimentation, B.F. Skinner, Slater traces the evolution of the last hundred years' most pressing concerns - free will, authoritarianism, violence, conformity and morality. Previously buried in academic textbooks, these often daring experiments are now seen in their full context and told as stories, rich in plot, wit and character.



Frankenstein

Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
ISBN-10 9783736800700
Release 2017-05-22
Pages 301
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Frankenstein is a novel written by British author Mary Shelley about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement and is also considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction. Brian Aldiss has argued that it should be considered the first true science fiction story, because unlike in previous stories with fantastical elements resembling those of later science fiction, the central character "makes a deliberate decision" and "turns to modern experiments in the laboratory" to achieve fantastic results. It has had a considerable influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories, films, and plays. Since publication of the novel, the name "Frankenstein" is often used to refer to the monster itself. This usage is sometimes considered erroneous, but usage commentators regard the monster sense of "Frankenstein" as well-established and an acceptable usage. In the novel, the monster is identified via words such as "creature", "monster", "fiend", "wretch", "vile insect", "daemon", "being", and "it". Speaking to Victor Frankenstein, the monster refers to himself as "the Adam of your labors", and elsewhere as someone who "would have" been "your Adam", but is instead "your fallen angel."



From Cover to Cover

From Cover to Cover Author Kathleen T. Horning
ISBN-10 9780062001429
Release 2010-04-27
Pages 240
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The revised edition of From Cover to Cover offers a fresh, up-to-date look at some of the best examples of children's literature today and also includes practical advice on how to write clearly articulated, reasoned opinions so that others can learn about books they have not yet read. A brief, updated introduction explains how children's books evolve from manuscripts into bound books, the importance of the many different parts of a book (jacket flaps, title page, copyright, etc.), and changes in the children's book industry, such as the creation of two new major genre awards. In addition, the author demonstrates how to think about and critically evaluate several different genres of children's books. Included are sections about books of information (and the author's responsibility to document sources); traditional literature (myths, legends, tall tales, folktales); poetry, verse, rhymes, and songs; picture books; easy readers and traditional books; and fiction and graphic novels. There is also a concluding chapter on how to write reviews that are both descriptive and analytical, as well as a segment on children's literature blogs. From Cover to Cover is an invaluable resource for all professionals who wish to write book evaluations that go beyond a simple personal response.



Cataract City

Cataract City Author Craig Davidson
ISBN-10 9781555970895
Release 2014-07-08
Pages 384
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A searing novel about two friends on opposite sides of the law, from the author of Rust and Bone, "a writer of immense power" (Peter Straub) On the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, life beyond the tourist trade isn't easy. Locals like Duncan Diggs and Owen Stuckey have few chances to leave. For Duncan, that means shift work on a production line. For Owen, it means pinning it all on a shot at college basketball. But they should know better; they've been unlucky before. As boys, they were abducted and abandoned in the woods. Though they made it out alive, the memory of that time won't fade. Over the years they drift apart, but when Duncan is drawn into a chaotic world of bare-knuckle fighting and other shady dealings, Owen, now a cop, can't look the other way any longer. Together, they'll be forced to survive the wilderness once more as their friendship is pushed to the limit in Cataract City, a white-hot novel by the rising star Craig Davidson.



Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut

Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut Author Susan Farrell
ISBN-10 9781438100234
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 545
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Examines the life and works of Kurt Vonnegut including detailed synopses of a variety of his works, character descriptions, important places Vonnegut lived and wrote about, biographies of family, friends, and contemporaries, and more.



Kaplan AP Biology 2016

Kaplan AP Biology 2016 Author Linda Brooke Stabler
ISBN-10 9781625239969
Release 2015-08-04
Pages 492
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The Advanced Placement exam preparation guide that delivers 75 years of proven Kaplan experience and features exclusive strategies, practice, and review to help students ace the NEW AP Biology exam! Students spend the school year preparing for the AP Biology exam. Now it’s time to reap the rewards: money-saving college credit, advanced placement, or an admissions edge. However, achieving a top score on the AP Biology exam requires more than knowing the material—students need to get comfortable with the test format itself, prepare for pitfalls, and arm themselves with foolproof strategies. That’s where the Kaplan plan has the clear advantage. Kaplan's AP Biology 2016 has been updated for the NEW exam and contains many essential and unique features to improve test scores, including: 2 full-length practice tests and a full-length diagnostic test to identify target areas for score improvement Detailed answer explanations Tips and strategies for scoring higher from expert AP teachers and students who scored a perfect 5 on the exam End-of-chapter quizzes Targeted review of the most up-to-date content and key information organized by Big Idea that is specific to the revised AP Biology exam Kaplan's AP Biology 2016 provides students with everything they need to improve their scores—guaranteed. Kaplan’s Higher Score guarantee provides security that no other test preparation guide on the market can match. Kaplan has helped more than three million students to prepare for standardized tests. We invest more than $4.5 million annually in research and support for our products. We know that our test-taking techniques and strategies work and our materials are completely up-to-date for the NEW AP Biology exam. Kaplan's AP Biology 2016 is the must-have preparation tool for every student looking to do better on the NEW AP Biology test!