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Three Graywolf Titles Longlisted for the National Book Awards: Abundance by Jakob Guanzon for Fiction, The Twilight Zone by Nona Fernández for Translated Literature, and The Wild Fox of Yemen by Threa Almontaser for Poetry

Book Title

Burning Down the House

Subtitle
Essays on Fiction
Author 1
Charles Baxter
Body
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
ISBN
978-1-55597-508-1
Format
Format
Paperback
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Pages
Pages
288
Trim Size
Trim Size
5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Keynote
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 fourteen books, most recently the novel The Sun Collective. His stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, the Pushcart Prize anthology, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. He lives in Minneapolis.

http://www.charlesbaxter.com/
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Praise

  • “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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