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Charles Baxter

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Charles Baxter


Born
in Minneapolis, The United States
May 13, 1947

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Charles Baxter was born in Minneapolis and graduated from Macalester College, in Saint Paul. After completing graduate work in English at the State University of New York at Buffalo, he taught for several years at Wayne State University in Detroit. In 1989, he moved to the Department of English at the University of Michigan--Ann Arbor and its MFA program. He now teaches at the University of Minnesota.

Baxter is the author of 4 novels, 4 collections of short stories, 3 collections of poems, a collection of essays on fiction and is the editor of other works. His works of fiction include Believers , The Feast of Love (nominated for the National Book Award), Saul and Patsy , and Through the Safety Net . He lives in Minneapolis.

Average rating: 3.72 · 32,742 ratings · 3,619 reviews · 68 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Feast of Love

3.69 avg rating — 9,222 ratings — published 2000 — 29 editions
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Burning Down the House: Ess...

4.13 avg rating — 1,392 ratings — published 1997 — 5 editions
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There's Something I Want Yo...

3.85 avg rating — 1,179 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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The Soul Thief

2.92 avg rating — 1,529 ratings — published 2007 — 10 editions
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The Art of Subtext: Beyond ...

4.04 avg rating — 1,085 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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Saul and Patsy

3.29 avg rating — 1,106 ratings — published 2003 — 10 editions
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Gryphon: New and Selected S...

3.84 avg rating — 835 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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Believers: A novella and st...

3.91 avg rating — 659 ratings — published 1997 — 4 editions
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The Sun Collective

3.30 avg rating — 746 ratings — published 2020 — 2 editions
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First Light

3.71 avg rating — 602 ratings — published 1987 — 10 editions
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“When all the details fit in perfectly, something is probably wrong with the story.”
Charles Baxter, Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction

“Forget art. Put your trust in ice cream.”
Charles Baxter, The Feast of Love

“In truth, there are only two realities: the one for people who are in love or love each other, and the one for people who are standing outside all that.”
Charles Baxter, The Feast of Love

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