UNUSED, LIKE NEW, NOT EX-LIBRARY, 58 pages. Winner of the US National Magazine Award following its publication in The New Yorker in 1997, Annie Proulx's novella Brokeback Mountain follows her international success with The Shipping News and Accordian Crimes, confirming her status as one of the most powerful and accomplished voices in contemporary American fiction. With remarkable economy of style, Proulx traces the story of a pair of deuces going nowhere, Jack Twist and Ennis del Mar, two ranch hands brought together in the desolate, beautiful landscape of Wyoming. Herding sheep together on Brokeback Mountain in the spring of 1963, Ennis and Jack's companionability gradually develops into an intense sexual intimacy, much to the apparent surprise of both men. Proulx presents a devastating study of Jack and Ennis' subsequent struggle with both their families and their work as they try to come to terms with their sexual relationship--as it develops alongside their studiedly macho world of drinking, fighting, horses and rodeos, which are brought vividly, and often humorously to life. In exploring the intimacies and sexual pleasures emerging from this masculine world, Proulx captures with terrible poignancy the destruction and isolation which comes from both men's disavowal of their homosexual desire, a dilemma which is movingly described in the novella's tragic denouement. Looking back on his doomed relationship with Jack Twist, Ennis del Mar reflects: There was some open space between what he knew and what he tried to believe, but nothing could be done about it, and if you can't fix it you've got to stand it. Brokeback Mountain is a remarkable exploration of the convergence of pain and isolation at the point where desire and disavowal come together between men. Annie Proulx once again at her best. --Jerry Brotton.
Fine in Fine jacket. Size: 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall; Scribner Hardcover with Jacket Fine/Fine. 5" x 7.5". 55pp. short story that was printed in 1997 in the New Yorker and then in a collection of her collection of short stories-Close Range: Wyoming Stories in May 1999. Adapted to film in 2005 directed by Ang Lee and starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, was nominated for eight Academy Awards. Where it won three: Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score. With the screenplay written by Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry. As the book the film depicts the complex romantic and sexual relationship between two men in the American West from 1963 to 1981. Scribner released this separate edition after the film. 5" x 7.5". 55pp. Scribner. Grey cloth, broze titling on spine. Unmarked. Jacket bright and unmarked. (15% Sale Price off)
Very Good + No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Signed by Author A VERY GOOD+ copy of the SCREENPLAY for the movie " BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN". SIGNED by ANNIE PROULX on the title page. Reading/Signing event flyer laid in as provenance.
Fine in French Flaps jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Signed by Author A FINE copy of the First U.S. PAPERBACK Edition. FIRST PRINTING. In in Card Cover French Flaps as issued. SIGNED by ANNIE PROULX on the title page. TICKET & Reading/Signing event flyer laid in as provenance.
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