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Baxter, Charles 1947-

Overview
Works: 109 works in 395 publications in 10 languages and 18,735 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
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Charles Baxter
The feast of love by Charles Baxter( Book )

58 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,961 WorldCat member 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 )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,536 WorldCat member 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 1,140 WorldCat member 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 )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member 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 )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 873 WorldCat member 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 )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member 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 )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member 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
Sherwood Anderson : collected stories by Sherwood Anderson( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member 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
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 823 WorldCat member 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
The best American short stories 2014 by Charles Baxter( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American Short Stories 2014 will be selected by national best-selling author Jennifer Egan, who won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction for A Visit from the Goon Squad
The best American short stories, 1990 by Richard Ford( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member 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
A relative stranger : stories by Charles Baxter( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 WorldCat member 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 599 WorldCat member 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 art of subtext : beyond plot by Charles Baxter( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member 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
The best American short stories, 1989( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"100 other distinguished short stories of the year 1988": p. [326]-329
Believers : a novella and stories by Charles Baxter( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 527 WorldCat member 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 461 WorldCat member 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 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soul thief by Charles Baxter( Recording )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member 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 best American short stories, 1987 by Ann Beattie( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mixture of the works of new writers and well-known talents, this anthology of outstanding short stories features fiction by Margaret Atwood, Sue Miller, and authors whose works appeared in literary magazines or large-circulation periodicals
 
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The feast of love
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Saul and PatsyThe soul thiefGryphon : new and selected storiesFirst lightShadow play : a novelBurning down the house : essays on fictionA relative stranger : storiesThrough the safety net : stories
Alternative Names
Baxter, Charles Morley 1947-

Charles Baxter Amerikaans romanschrijver

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