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Brokeback Mountain {short story} by Annie…

Brokeback Mountain {short story} (1997)

by Annie Proulx

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Touching and lovely and awful. ( )
  brakketh | Aug 19, 2018 |
Just as beautiful as the movie. Heartbreaking. ( )
  Joanna.Oyzon | Apr 17, 2018 |
A must-read. As stated by other reviewers, this is not about "gay cowboys," it is about homophobia in conservative country of the 1960's. The prose is fantastic--it transports the reader to a time and place of down-home grittiness where masculinity rules, where there are hard-working men and women who know their places and no one objects. To some, this style does not sit well but if you really stop to think about the generation and the location the story takes place in, Proulx's prose makes a great deal of sense. ( )
  taraWritesSci | Mar 31, 2018 |
I have to say that I really enjoyed this. I think the movie was terrible so I was expecting something far worse. Proulx's writing is elegant and simple yet very powerful. One of few examples of good LGBT prose. ( )
  MichalSzost | Feb 25, 2018 |
Wow. This is an intense book, powerfully written. I felt very strange after reading it - as though I'd been ruled by another master for the time it took to read, and it was a tough job coming back to myself. A harsh but necessary modern classic. Read it yourself and see. ( )
  lydiasbooks | Jan 17, 2018 |
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Annie Proulxprimary authorall editionscalculated
Dettore, M.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dettore, MariapaolaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Scott, CampbellNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Willemse, ReginaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Ennis del Mar wakes before five, wind rocking the trailer, hissing in around the aluminum door and window frames.
"I wish I knew how to quit you."
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Annie Proulx has written some of the most original and brilliant short stories in contemporary literature, and for many readers and reviewers, "Brokeback Mountain" is her masterpiece.

Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two ranch hands, come together when they're working as sheepherder and camp tender one summer on a range above the tree line. At first, sharing an isolated tent, the attraction is casual, inevitable, but something deeper catches them that summer.

Both men work hard, marry, and have kids because that's what cowboys do. But over the course of many years and frequent separations this relationship becomes the most important thing in their lives, and they do anything they can to preserve it.

The New Yorker won the National Magazine Award for Fiction for its publication of "Brokeback Mountain," and the story was included in Prize Stories 1998: The O. Henry Awards. In gorgeous and haunting prose, Proulx limns the difficult, dangerous affair between two cowboys that survives everything but the world's violent intolerance.

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The story of Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two cowboys who share a small tent while working as herders and camp tenders during a summer spent on a range far above the tree line. They fall into a relationship that at first seems solely sexual but then reveals itself to be something more. Both men marry and have families, but over the course of many years and frequent separations they find their relationship becomes the most important thing in both their lives, and they do anything they can to maintain it. Proulx's description of their bond is beautiful and haunting and often brutal in its portrayal of the hardships, and ultimately the violence, they face.… (more)

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