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    • How to Read Literature Like a Professor

    • A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines
    • By: Thomas C. Foster
    • Narrated by: David de Vries
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 591
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 529
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      4 out of 5 stars 523

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lives Up to Its Claims

    • By Evelyn on 05-22-14

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Reading the Silver Screen

    • A Film Lover's Guide to Decoding the Art Form That Moves
    • By: Thomas C. Foster
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    No art form is as instantly and continuously gratifying as film. When the houselights 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 become accomplished readers of this great medium.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Movies 101

    • By Jay Quintana on 10-20-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Twenty-Five Books That Shaped America

    • By: Thomas C. Foster
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    From the author of the New York Times best-selling How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes a highly entertaining and informative new book on the 25 works of literature that have most shaped the American character. Foster applies his much-loved combination of wit, know-how, and analysis to explain how each work has shaped our very existence as readers, students, teachers, and Americans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An book that will inspire you to others.

    • By Kindle Customer on 02-13-13

    Regular price: $28.51