How to Read Novels Like A Professor

How to Read Novels Like A Professor

A Jaunty Exploration of the World's Favorite Literary Form

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Baker & Taylor
An upbeat primer on how to enjoy classic novels from an academic perspective traces the form's traditions and influences, offering insight into such topics as literary symbolism, the grammar of the novel, and the ways in which an author's choices impact a story's structure. Original. 60,000 first printing.

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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—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.



Baker
& Taylor

An upbeat primer on how to enjoy classic novels from an academic perspective traces the form's traditions and influences, offering insight into such topics as literary symbolism, the grammar of the novel, and the ways in which an author's choices impact a story's structure.

Publisher: New York : Harper, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061340406
0061340405
Branch Call Number: 809.3 FOS
Characteristics: xviii, 312 p. ; 21 cm

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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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