Charles Baxter


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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.

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The Feast of Love

3.70 avg rating — 8,312 ratings — published 2000 — 28 editions
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Burning Down the House: Ess...

4.14 avg rating — 1,223 ratings — published 1997 — 5 editions
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The Soul Thief

2.90 avg rating — 1,432 ratings — published 2007 — 16 editions
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The Art of Subtext: Beyond ...

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There's Something I Want Yo...

3.84 avg rating — 972 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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Saul and Patsy

3.28 avg rating — 1,030 ratings — published 2003 — 11 editions
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Gryphon: New and Selected S...

3.87 avg rating — 748 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Believers: A novella and st...

3.90 avg rating — 612 ratings — published 1997 — 3 editions
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A Relative Stranger: Stories

3.97 avg rating — 500 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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Through the Safety Net: Sto...

3.98 avg rating — 403 ratings — published 1985 — 4 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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