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Baxter, Charles 1947-

Overview
Works: 99 works in 298 publications in 2 languages and 15,519 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Chronology  Miscellanea  Biography  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Love stories 
Roles: Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Signer, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3552.A854, 813.54
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Publications about Charles Baxter
Publications by Charles Baxter
Most widely held works by Charles Baxter
The feast of love by Charles Baxter( Book )
26 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,955 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 )
15 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 1,668 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 )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,260 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
Gryphon : new and selected stories by Charles Baxter( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,049 libraries worldwide
Brings together the best of Baxter's previous collections, with seven new stories, giving us the most complete portrait of his achievement
First light by Charles Baxter( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 989 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
Shadow play : a novel by Charles Baxter( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 986 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
Burning down the house : essays on fiction by Charles Baxter( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 817 libraries worldwide
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
A relative stranger : stories by Charles Baxter( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 786 libraries worldwide
Sherwood Anderson : collected stories by Sherwood Anderson( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 722 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:
Through the safety net : stories by Charles Baxter( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 638 libraries worldwide
"A contemporary master of short fiction dives into the undercurrents of middle-class American life in these eleven arresting, often mesmerizing stories."
Believers : a novella and stories by Charles Baxter( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 565 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 soul thief by Charles Baxter( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 509 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
The art of subtext : beyond plot by Charles Baxter( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 485 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
Harmony of the world : stories by Charles Baxter( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
The business of memory : the art of remembering in an age of forgetting ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
"In the current information age, "memory" is as likely to be an attribute of a computer as a human being. In 'Graywolf Forum Three: The Business of Memory, editor Charles Baxter invites twelve creative writers to contemplate the externalization of what was once so deeply personal."--BOOK JACKET
Bringing the devil to his knees : the craft of fiction and the writing life ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
A William Maxwell portrait : memories and appreciations ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
The feast of love by Charles Baxter( file )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
From "one of our most gifted writers" (Chicago Tribune), here is a superb new novel that delicately unearths the myriad manifestations of extraordinary love between ordinary people. In vignettes both comic and sexy, men and women speak of and desire their ideal mates: The owner of a coffee shop recalls the day his first wife seemed to achieve a moment of simple perfection; a young couple spends hours at the coffee shop fueling the idea of their fierce love; a professor of philosophy, stopping by for a cup of coffee, makes a valiant attempt to explain what he knows to be the inexplicable working of the human heart. Their voices resonate with each other and come together in a tapestry that depicts the most irresistible arena of life
Gryphon ( visu )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Ricky, a tough Hispanic boy in an inner-city school, finds his life transformed by a mysterious and magical substitute teacher, Miss Ferenczi. She shows him the often overlooked beauty and magic in the world and his potential to accomplish his dreams, and with her help Ricky and his friends learn to value each other
Saul and Patsy a novel by Charles Baxter( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Young-marrieds Saul, a transplanted Baltimore Jew, and Patsy move to Five Oaks, Mich. from Evanston, Ill. when Saul is hired to teach at the local high school. One of Saul's students, a mildly retarded boy named Gordy, takes to haunting their house, maybe with malicious intent, maybe not. Blamed by some for the boy's death after the boy commits suicide, Saul must struggle against community hostility
 
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Baxter, Charles Morley 1947-
バクスター, チャールズ
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