Charles Baxter is often asked questions about his short story “Gryphon”. In order to help students everywhere better understand his story Charles answered. Gryphon has ratings and reviews. christa said: I believe that Charles Baxter is one of the best writers on earth. If I had to pick which one shou. Gryphon by Charles Baxter – book cover, description, publication history.

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Gryphon brings together sixteen classics with seven new stories, giving us the most complete portrait of his achievement. One of our best storytellers. Baxtsr early stories are terrific, and the new stories are terrific. Often, in this type of retrospective, it is obvious how much a writer has matured and developed.


Baxter brings to his masterful stories a quirky slant born of the straight-faced humor of the Midwest.

Charles Baxter’s “Gryphon”: A Postmodernist Substitute in a Traditional Classroom

The results, always complex, can be surprising: Baxter is a melancholy expert craftsman. And yet his delicately carved slices of life contain charlfs surprising amount of detail and depth.

Never strikes a false note. Gryphon is a fine introduction for Baxter novices and an exciting addition for connoisseurs. Baxter exemplifies baxtef entertainment and enlightenment come together in good fiction. Also in Vintage Contemporaries.

Charles Baxter’s “Gryphon”: A Postmodernist Substitute in a Traditional Classroom

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