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I review Charles Baxter’s “Gryphon”

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A Baxter story always surprises with its metaphysics. Typically Midwestern, Baxter’s characters appear to be living ordinary, even mundane lives when suddenly the supernatural or near-supernatural, sometimes the beautifully strange, rears its magical head. Not really magical realism, it’s more like correlative subtext that has replaced T.S. Eliot’s objectivity with a metaphysical phenomenon — the magical correlative.

I review Charles Baxter’s Gryphon New and Selected Stories in The January 15 edition of The Kansas City Star.

You buy Gryphon at Barnes & Noble.

Written by Joe Peschel

January 16th, 2011 at 2:47 pm