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About the Author

Thomas C. Foster is a professor of English at the University of Michigan-Flint. He teaches contemporary fiction, drama, poetry, creative writing, and composition. He is the author of several books including Twenty-Five Books That Shaped America: How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits mostrar mais Forged Our National Identity, How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines, and How to Read Novels Like a Professor: A Jaunty Exploration of the World's Favorite Literary Form. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Thomas C. Foster

Leer como un profesor (2015) 8 exemplares
Seamus Heaney (1989) 4 exemplares
Understanding John Fowles (1994) 4 exemplares
Stories That Make You... (2012) 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
20th Century
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Ohio, USA
Locais de residência
East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Ohio, USA (birth)
Educação
Dartmouth College
Michigan State University
Ocupações
professor (English, University of Michigan)
Organizações
University of Michigan - Flint
Agente
Faith Hamlin

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Thomas C. Foster is a professor of English at the University of Michigan-Flint, where he teaches contemporary fiction, drama, and poetry as well as creative writing and composition. He lies in East Lansing, Michigan. [adapted from How to Read Literature Like a Professor [rev. ed.] (2014)

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I read this book to prepare myself to lead a book group discussion on some poems we elected to read. It was very readable, informative, and humorous in all the right places. If you are venturing into reading poetry and don't know beans about it, this is the book for you.
 
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jemisonreads | 14 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
Not an entirely unenjoyable trip through literary criticism. I think I actually learned a thing or two, but if I hadn't been reading this book for a class I probably wouldn't have finished it.
 
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LibrarianDest | 89 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
Most of the book was just talking about themes that come up often. This is fair enough, but so many chapters which are "X CAN BE METAPHORICAL TOO" or "Y IS REFERENCED OFTEN" with maybe a paragraph of what the associations are, why this'd be done, etc, feels very rudimentary. The best part of the book is the ending, which takes an excellent short story and provides some analysis of it, but again this analysis is fairly rudimentary - Foster focuses on one theme which isn't as obvious as he tries to treat it as and quotes an essay which is interesting but just points out examples of an image used in the text without really linking it to any other points.

It might not be 1 star bad, but I felt bored and skim read entire chapters. I constantly felt that I could do way better just by reading more books, which appeared to be his point anyway.
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tombomp | 89 outras críticas | Oct 31, 2023 |
I haven't read a better book on reading literature and literary analysis. Must read!
 
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harishwriter | 89 outras críticas | Oct 12, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
20
Membros
6,120
Popularidade
#4,023
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
148
ISBN
71
Línguas
6

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