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How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines - Thomas C. Foster This is an interesting and useful book, just not what I expected. I thought it was full of advanced techniques for detecting obscure, subtle and difficult symbols in literature. No, it's mostly about recognizing themes and what those themes often mean: specifically how literature draws on older literature and on myth, repeating and reconsidering common themes.

In the chapter about Christ-figures in literature, the author's tone suggests that he's probably approaching the subject from a Christian worldview.