Nicholson Baker life and biography

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Nicholson Baker biography

Date of birth : 1957-01-07
Date of death : -
Birthplace : New York City, New York, US
Nationality : American
Category : Famous Figures
Last modified : 2011-05-19
Credited as : Fiction author, Double Fold, The Anthologist

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Nicholson Baker is a contemporary American writer of fiction and non-fiction.

As a novelist, he often focuses on minute inspection of his characters' and narrators' stream of consciousness, and has written about such provocative topics as voyeurism and planned assassination. His fiction generally de-emphasizes narrative in favor of careful description and characterization. Baker's enthusiasts appreciate his ability to candidly explore the human psyche, while critics have charged that his subject matter is trivial.

Author of books:

The Mezzanine (1988, novel)
Room Temperature (1990, novel)
U and I: A True Story (1991, nonfiction)
Vox: A Novel (1992, novel)
The Fermata (1994, novel)
The Size of Thoughts: Essays and Other Lumber (1996, essays)
The Everlasting Story of Nory (1998, novel)
Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper (2001, nonfiction)
A Box of Matches (2003, novel)
Checkpoint (2004, novel)
The World on Sunday: Graphic Art in Joseph Pulitzer's Newspaper (1898–1911) (2005, nonfiction, with Margaret Brentano)
Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization (2008, nonfiction)
The Anthologist (2009, novel)

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