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Close Range by Annie Proulx
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Jul 05, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: 20th-century, american-fiction, short-stories, queer-lit
Read in January, 2004

I greatly admire Proulx's ability to create spare, clear sentences that are nonetheless incredibly evocative: a landscape painter in prose, the parts of these stories that stay with me the most are her description of a countryside that I've never seen, but which I can still picture very clearly. None of these stories could be described as pick-me-ups, and the best in the collection, 'Brokeback Mountain' (which I do consider better than the film), is only a shade shy of devastating. Powerful, sharp writing; I really do have to seek out more of her work.

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Trin I've been meaning to read The Shipping News myself; there was a film that flopped, but I actually thought it was very good—the novel may be even better.

Siria *makes note* I shall look out for it!

message 3: by Jenn (new)

Jenn She has a new collection of stories coming out in a couple of months, too (as I discovered when doing magazine stuffs on Friday)--set in Wyoming again: Fine Just the Way it Is.

Siria Jenn, the knower of stealth knowledge! *makes note of it*

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