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Wyoming Stories

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx's mesmerising stories inspired by the harsh and unforgiving landscape of Wyoming are gathered together for the first time in one beautiful and collectable volume. On the heels of last year's mesmerising film adaptation of 'Brokeback Mountain' comes this beautiful, single volume collection of Annie Proulx's celebrated Wyoming stori...more
Paperback, 528 pages
Published July 2nd 2007 by HarperPerennial (first published 1999)
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Proulx is an incredible talent in capturing dialect and nuance along with the culture of an area. Each of her stories reflects the location, and in this book the stories are funny, sad, predictable,surprising, and true to life. Very enjoyable. When I picked it up, I didn't realize Brokeback Mountain was written by her as a short story. I can see how they could take these 30 pages so vividly written and turn it into the blockbuster that it was.
Prachtige stijl van schrijven, die bijzondere vergelijkingen, die beschrijvingen van mensen in het harde bestaan met het harde klimaat. Alleen het allerbelangrijkste wordt opgeschreven. Liefde, tederheid, warmte, aandacht ontbreken al hunkert er men wel naar.
Annie Proulx is one of the greatest American authors of all time. End of story. 'Wyoming Stories' completely blew my hair back. Her richest character, by far, was that of Wyoming itself: gritty, unbending, but with tremendous heart.

I was drawn to this book by love of the film 'Brokeback Mountain', and Proulx's evocative, and provocative, prose made the story even more exquisite yet gut-wrenching than the film. Forget Romeo and Juliet - the tragedy of Jack and Ennis is the most romantic story ev...more
Deanna Anderson
It reminded me of growing up in Colorado ranch country although Wyoming is much more harsh. The stories illuminate the human propensity to try and live a certain kind of life no matter how difficult or inappropriate that life is in a given environment. Wyoming is no place for cattle and barely fit for humans, yet wild and beautiful, just like the stories.
I just love Annie Proulx's gritty short stories. The names are outlandish, the dirt and dashed dreams are palpable, and the stories are mesmerising. I'd rate this 10 if I could.
Had to read "Brokeback Mountain" for a book club, but decided to read some other stories too. This would not make a good Welcome to Wyoming required read for new residents, but it is great.
To be read with Texan drawl...loved it - short stores set in the mid-west - dry, isolated, people act different out there... the environment affects their relationships.
Seems like real Wyoming to me.
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An great collection
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Edna Annie Proulx is an American journalist and author. Her second novel, The Shipping News (1993), won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for fiction in 1994. Her short story "Brokeback Mountain" was adapted as an Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe Award-winning major motion picture released in 2005. Brokeback Mountain received massive c...more
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