How to Read Literature Like a Professor


Thomas C. Foster

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The One Story

Throughout the novel Foster refers to the idea that “there is only one story,” and that all works of literature are part of this same enormous, universal narrative. Of course, Foster does not mean this…

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The Bible

There is no text more important to the Western literary tradition than the Bible. While the Bible itself is a remarkable piece of literature, filled with epic tales, memorable characters, and poetic imagery, the Bible’s…

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