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Burning Down the House

Essays on Fiction
Charles Baxter
In eleven brilliant essays Charles Baxter displays his characteristic wit and intelligence as he muses about the influences of culture and politics on the art of storytelling. As much a rumination on the state of literature as a technical manual for aspiring writers, Burning Down the House has been enjoyed by readers and taught in classrooms for over a decade. Readers are rewarded with thoughtful analysis, humorous one-liners, and plenty of brush fires that continue burning long after the book is closed.

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$16.00
ISBN
978-1-55597-508-1
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
Pages
288
Trim Size
5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Graywolf reissues one of its most successful essay collections with two new essays and a new forward by Charles Baxter.

About the Author

Charles  Baxter
Credit: Keri Pickett
Charles Baxter is the author of eleven books, including most recently The Soul Thief and The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot, as well as The Feast of Love.  He teaches at the University of Minnesota and lives in Minneapolis.

http://www.charlesbaxter.com/
 
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  • “In nine brilliant essays, Baxter displays his characteristic wit and intelligence as he muses about the influences of culture and politics on the art of storytelling.”—Ploughshares
  • “Mr. Baxter [has a] rare ability to gauge the capacities of fiction for conveying an image not only of individual existence, but of the characteristic feel of a time, a culture, a way of life.”—The Washington Times
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