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Baxter, Charles 1947-

Overview
Works: 108 works in 389 publications in 10 languages and 18,770 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Chronologies  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Thesis advisor, Signer, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3552.A854, 813.54
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The feast of love by Charles Baxter( Book )
58 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,888 libraries worldwide
A collection of vignettes set in a coffee shop explores the subtle movements of love between ordinary people
Saul and Patsy by Charles Baxter( Book )
21 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,488 libraries worldwide
A seemingly happy domestic scene is turned upside down by the obsessive attentions of a troubled sixteen-year-old boy
The soul thief by Charles Baxter( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,087 libraries worldwide
During Nathaniel Mason's first few months as a graduate student in upstate New York, he is drawn into a tangle of relationships with people who seem to hover just beyond his grasp. There's Theresa, alluring but elusive, and Jamie, who is fickle if not wholly unavailable. But Jerome Coolberg is the most mysterious and compelling. Not only cryptic about himself, he seems to have appropriated parts of Nathaniel's past that Nathaniel cannot remember having told him about. It is Jerome who seems to trigger the events that precipitate Nathaniel's total breakdown, and Jerome who shows up 30 years later--Nathaniel having finally reconstituted his life--to suggest, with the most staggering consequences, that Nathaniel's identity may in fact not be his own.--From publisher description
Shadow play : a novel by Charles Baxter( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 853 libraries worldwide
Wyatt Palmer, the assistant city manager of Five Oaks, regrets the deal he had to make to get a chemical plant built in the city
Gryphon : new and selected stories by Charles Baxter( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 851 libraries worldwide
Brings together the best of Baxter's previous collections, with seven new stories, giving us the most complete portrait of his achievement
Burning down the house : essays on fiction by Charles Baxter( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 830 libraries worldwide
"Lately I've been possessed of a singularly unhappy idea: the greatest influence on American fiction for the last twenty years may have been Richard Nixon." What happens to American fiction in a time when villains are deprived of their villainy; when our consumer culture insists on happy endings? Did Richard Nixon start a trend of dysfunctional narration that is now rife throughout fiction? In Burning Down the House, Baxter delves into the social and political circumstances that influence today's "urgent issues of storytelling." Baxter invites unexpected connections: between gossip and characterization; between Puritanism, consumerism, and epiphanies; between violence and data processing. By asking readers to "explore the imagination's grip on daily life and how one lives in the pressure of that grip," Baxter offers a unique perspective into the reading and writing of contemporary fiction.--Front cover flap
There's something I want you to do : stories by Charles Baxter( Book )
13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 815 libraries worldwide
"The ten inter-related stories in [this collection] are held together by a surreally intricate web of cause and effect--one that slowly ensnares both fictional bystanders and ... readers"--Dust jacket flap
First light by Charles Baxter( Book )
15 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 814 libraries worldwide
In a novel of extraordinary resonance and power, Charles Baxter takes us backward through the lives of Hugh and Dorsey Welch, a brother and sister born and raised in a small Michigan town. We meet them as adults - Dorsey, an eminent astrophysicist, Hugh a quiet unassuming Buick salesman in their hometown - and discover their pasts: difficult marriages, dark and destructive love affairs, moments of triumph, of disappointment, of sheer joy. As he traces their paths back to the day of Dorsey's birth, Baxter reveals the experiences that put such a distance between Hugh and Dorsey, and the ties of imperfect love that bind them together. And as Paul Auster has written, "gradually we begin to understand that Baxter is telling our own story, that this is how our own lives are formed within us."--Publisher
The best American short stories, 1982 ( Book )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 800 libraries worldwide
Basil from her garden / Donald Barthelme -- Gryphon / Charles Baxter -- Janus / Ann Beattie -- The convict / Janes Lee Burke -- Star food / Ethan Canin -- Gossip / Frank Conroy --Communist / Richard Ford -- Bad company / Tess Gallagher -- Today will be a quiet day / Amy Hempel -- Doe season / David Michael Kaplan -- Three thousand dollars / David Lipsky -- Sportsmen / Thomas McGuane -- All my relations / Christopher McIlroy -- Monsieur les deux chapeaux / Alice Munro
Sherwood Anderson : collected stories by Sherwood Anderson( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 795 libraries worldwide
In the winter of 1912, Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941) abruptly left his office and spent three days wandering through the Ohio countryside, a victim of "nervous exhaustion." Over the next few years, abandoning his family and his business, he resolved to become a writer. Novels and poetry followed, but it was with the story collection Winesburg, Ohio that he found his ideal form, remaking the American short story for the modern era. Hart Crane, one of the first to recognize Anderson's genius, quickly hailed his accomplishment
A relative stranger : stories by Charles Baxter( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 738 libraries worldwide
Fenstad's mother -- Westland -- Prowlers -- A relative stranger -- Shelter -- Snow -- Silent movie -- The old fascist in retirement -- Lake Stephen -- Scissors -- Scheherazade -- The disappeared -- Saul and Patsy are pregnant
Through the safety net : stories by Charles Baxter( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 595 libraries worldwide
"A contemporary master of short fiction dives into the undercurrents of middle-class American life in these eleven arresting, often mesmerizing stories."
The best American short stories, 1989 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 540 libraries worldwide
"100 other distinguished short stories of the year 1988": pages [326]-329
The art of subtext : beyond plot by Charles Baxter( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 532 libraries worldwide
Fiction writer and essayist Charles Baxter's The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot discusses and illustrates the hidden subtextual overtones and undertones in fictional works haunted by the unspoken, the suppressed, and the secreted. Using an array of examples from Melville and Dostoyevsky to contemporary writers Paula Fox, Edward P. Jones, and Lorrie Moore, Baxter explains how fiction writers create those visible and invisible details, how what is displayed evokes what is not displayed
Believers : a novella and stories by Charles Baxter( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 libraries worldwide
A collection of eight stories. In The Cures for Love, a young woman distraught over a love affair finds solace in reading Ovid, while the title novella is on the loss of faith of a boy who discovers he was conceived and brought into the world by a priest
The best American short stories, 1991 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 465 libraries worldwide
Harmony of the world : stories by Charles Baxter( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and Japanese and held by 450 libraries worldwide
The soul thief by Charles Baxter( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
Graduate student Nathaniel Mason's life changes dramatically when he meets the unusual yet compelling Jerome Coolberg at a party. Soon, Jerome seems to have appropriated Nathaniel's life, telling personal stories as though they are from his own experiences
Feast of love by Robert Benton( visu )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 19 libraries worldwide
V filmu se prepletajo vprašanja o ljubezni, smrti, bolečini in sreči. Vsak iz skupine prijateljev iz Oragona pove svojo zgodbo
 
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Alternative Names
Baxter, Charles Morley 1947-
Charles Baxter Amerikaans romanschrijver
چارلز بکستر
バクスター, チャールズ
Languages
English (189)
Spanish (22)
Catalan (7)
French (6)
Chinese (4)
Japanese (3)
Polish (3)
German (2)
Dutch (2)
Multiple languages (1)
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