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Burning down the house by charles baxter is neither a novel or short story collection, and subtitled essays on fiction, it is described on the back cover as a groundbreaking collection of essays on the craft of writing and the writer's life, and has been enjoyed by readers and taught in classrooms for more than a decade. Burning down the house, your recently published collection of essays on fiction, represents a new direction for you in a career spent writing short stories, novels, and poems what prompted you to. In nine repackaged essays, novelist and short-story writer baxter (believers, p 76, etc) scorches such fictional, and social, trends as mandatory epiphanies, preachified characterizations, and the absence of villainy to touch on his sore spots about current fiction and the storytelling of.
Burning down the house: essays on fiction reviews steven his focus--as is the focus of most books on writing from the faculties of american creative writing programs (or books aimed at their students)--is on realism, the so called well-made realist story. Graywolf reissues one of its most successful essay collections with two new essays and a new foreword by charles baxteras much a rumination on the state of literature as a technical manual for aspiring writers, burning down the house has. Theme if character is the most important aspect of fiction, then theme is the meaning of a story the meaning of a story shouldn't be mistaken with topic, however. By charles baxter isbn: 1555972705 this is the sort of book that makes you want to go out and do one of two things after you read it: if you are at all inclined, it will make you think about your own fiction writing and pick up a pen or go sit at the keyboard, and if you are a serious reader it will make you want to go read a really good short story.
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