Member Blogs > Books Tell You WhyCharles Baxter's Real Life Fiction

  • Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00    Permalink

    Today, the state of the English language short story is too multifarious to pin down. We have the well-crafted and masterful stories of Nobel laureate Alice Munro, which the likes of Anton Chekhov and Henry James perfected. There are the zany, first-person narrated stories of George Saunders and the frontier tales of Annie Proulx. Then there’s Charles Baxter, whose work tends to turn toward our quotidian relationships and the small interactions that make up a lifetime.

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