Nicholson Baker. Words as Cotton Candy (An autobiography). 2015

source: European Graduate School    2016年1月28日
http://www.egs.edu/ Writer Nicholson Baker an autobiography.
Nicholson Baker (b. 1957) is a celebrated writer of fiction and non-fiction, and a professor of poetry and writing at The European Graduate School / EGS. Born in New York City, he lives in South Berwick, Maine, with his family. Baker studied at the renown The School Without Walls in Rochester, New York from 1970 to 1975. In 1975, he briefly studied at the Eastman School of Music before attending Haverford College in Pennsylvania, where he received a BA in Philosophy. As a novelist, Baker's work focuses on the thoughts of characters during otherwise inconsequential moments. His novels generally de-emphasize narrative and rather evolve through careful description and characterization.

Nicholson Baker is the author of numerous novels, including: Traveling Sprinkler (Blue Rider Press, 2013), House of Holes: A Book of Raunch (Simon & Schuster, 2011), The Anthologist: A Novel (Simon & Schuster, 2009), Checkpoint (Alfred A. Knopf, 2004), Vintage Baker (Vintage Books, 2004), A Box of Matches (Random House, 2003), The Fermata (Random House, 1994), The Everlasting Story of Nory (Random House, 1998), Room Temperature (Grove Weidenfeld, 1990), The Mezzanine (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988), and Vox (Random House, 1992). As well, he has published numerous non-fiction works, including: The Way the World Works: Essays (Simon & Schuster, 2012), Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization (Simon & Schuster, 2008), The World on Sunday: Graphic Art in J. Pulitzer's newspaper 1898-1911 (Bulfinch, 2006), Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper (Random House, 2001), U and I: A True Story (Random House, 1991) and The Size of Thoughts (Random House, 1996).

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