How to Read Literature Like a Professor What does everyone think about this book???

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I think this is an excellent book, but it should not be read as a how-to manual.  Basically, you should use the book to expand your horizons.  It gives you a new perspective on literature, and you can look at some books and themes differently and read a bit more critically.

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I read this book about a year ago and enjoyed it very much. I passed it along to my younger son, who is 20, and he enjoyed it, too.  It's a very difficult subject to organize, and I thought he did a good job with his chapter divisions.  What I would have liked, though, is a longer book, with more examples of how he applies his ideas to literature.  Still, it's a good book to get a student thinking about ideas like setting and themes.  Reading literature like a professor is really about a way of thinking, and once our minds are open to that way of thinking, it enriches our reading incredibly, allowing us to make connections, which is what our brains are designed to do.  I would recommend reading it and doing some practice with a few books.  Once you get in the habit of thinking this way, you will be so pleased. 

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