Objective: Before you begin to read a novel, it is a good idea to "interview" the book. This process will show you some things about the work itself and about the author. Today's objective is to learn all we can about this book by reading the front and back covers, studying the cover art and title page, and reading the introduction and translator's notes.
1. Individual reading: Read the front and back covers, the introduction, and the translator's notes.
2. Individual writing: Start a reading log by writing answers to the following questions about this book: a. When was it written? b. In what language was it written? c. Was the book written in the same time period it talks about? d. Has the book won any major prizes? e. What warnings does the translator give the reader? f. What does the title tell you about the book? g...
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