How To Read Literature Like A Professor

Review of the book How to read literature like a professor by Thomas Foster.
2022-07-14 – ⁠2022-09-11 finished
⁠certainty: log ⁠importance: 1Source published on: 2003

In “good” literature, everything is a symbol (vampires represent selfishness, exploitation temptation) and symbols are combined in patterns. Reading literature like a professor means building a large enough collection of symbols and patterns so that when you read a book you identify the symbols and patterns used.

I find Mortimer Adler’s approach in How to read a book more valuable (What is this book about? What is being said and how? Is this book true in whole or in part? So what?).

This is probably a very superficial analysis because I read so little, but I’m ok with that because what I saw doesn’t look promising.

ISBN: 978-0062301673