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    DescriptionGraywolf 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 been enjoyed by readers and taught in classrooms for more than a decade. Readers are rewarded with thoughtful analysis, humorous one-liners, and plenty of brushfires that continue burning long after the book is closed.

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    Burning Down the House
    Essays on Fiction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Baxter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 233
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9781555975081
    ISBN 10: 1555975089

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC classification: PN
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
    B&T Approval Code: A23500000
    DC21: 813.509
    DC22: 813.509
    Thema V1.0: DNL
    Edition statement
    Graywolf Press
    Imprint name
    Graywolf Press
    Publication date
    02 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Saint Paul, MN
    Author Information
    Charles Baxter is the author of ten books, including "The Feast of Love," a finalist for the National Book Award, and "The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot." He lives in Minneapolis.
    Review quote
    "[The book] is a pleasure to read, and it performs an important function--by mucking around in the problems that plague contemporary fiction, "Burning Down the House "may spur both readers and writers first to a recognition of guilty complicity and then to constructive thought." --"The New York Times Book Review ""The most pleasurable and instructive book on the craft since John Gardner's "The Art of Fiction"." --"City Pages ""Baxter displays his characteristic wit and intelligence as he muses about the influence of culture and politics on the art of storytelling." --"Ploughshares"