How to Read Novels Like A Professor

How to Read Novels Like A Professor

eBook - 2008
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Of all the literary forms, the novel is arguably the most discussed... and fretted over. From Miguel Cervantes "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 litrature in his first book, "How to Read Literature Like a Professor", now examines the grammar of the popular novel. Exloring how authors' choices about structure, point of view, narrative voice, first page, chapter construction, character emblems, and narrative (dis)continuity, create meaning and a special literary language, "How to Read Novels Like a Professor" shares the keys to this language with readers who want to get more insight, more understanding, and more pleasure from their reading.
Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York, NY : HarperCollins ebooks, 2008
ISBN: 9780061800849
0061800848
9780061800887
0061800880
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook

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TragicallyCanadian
Feb 12, 2017

I'm not positive it provided the most insight into novels but it did a great job of extending my reading list by about a foot!

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Sep 02, 2011

A fun, and informative, read.

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