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21:47

Novelist Charles Baxter on the Challenges of Small Town Life

Baxter has a new novel, "Shadow Play," about a Faustian contract a man makes with a former classmate. Baxter has written several volumes of short stories. One reviewer writes, "Baxter is a master at creating loopy, poetic, and meaningfully unhinged psyches."

27:33

Tom Wolfe on His First Novel.

Writer Tom Wolfe, known for his "New Journalism" style of reporting in the 60s and 70s. His books from that period include The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test, Radical Chic and Mau Mauing the Flak Catchers and The Right Stuff. His new book, his first novel, is titled The Bonfire of the Vanities. It is the number two book on the New York Times Bestseller list; it has been on the list for 23 weeks. (Rebroadcast. Original broadcast Thursday, October 29, 1987.)

27:49

Tom Wolfe on His First Novel.

Writer Tom Wolfe, known for his "New Journalism" in the 60s and 70s. His books from that period included The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test, Radical Chic and Mau Mauing the Flak Catchers and The Right Stuff. His new book, his first novel, is titled The Bonfire of the Vanities.

27:30

Short Story Master Grace Paley.

Writer Grace Paley is a master of the short story form. Paley's work is interested in the stories of women, and Paley has been involved in the peace and feminist movements. Paley's latest collection is "Later the Same Day."

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