Thursday, August 26, 2010

First Page Video Series Featuring Thomas C. Foster, Author of HOW TO READ LITERATURE LIKE A PROFESSOR

In our First Page video series, Thomas C. Foster, author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor, leads students through the first page of twelve classroom classics. He shows students how the first page of a novel holds the key to style, point of view, narrative identity—and other important clues to what the novel holds in store for them.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
Demian by Hermann Hesse
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (translated by Edith Grossman)
The Grass Is Singing by Doris Lessing
Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
The Odyssey of Homer translated by Richmond Lattimore
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

We hope you'll download these videos and share them with your students.

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