Spending Time With a Writer Who Has Taken the Time to Study Narrative

From a New York Times review by Lori Soderlind of the book by Charles Baxter titled “Wonderland: Essays on the Life of Literature”:

Perhaps you miss your college literature professor, or your writing workshop friend who loved books the way you do. Or perhaps you haven’t gotten around to that M.F.A. in creative writing yet but really keep meaning to. Charles Baxter’s WONDERLANDS: Essays on the Life of Literature (252 pp., Graywolf, paper, $17) is made to fill the book-shaped hole in you.