Close Range: Wyoming Stories (Wyoming Stories 1)

By: Proulx, E. Annie

Price: $75.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 283 pp. 8vo. The first U.S. appearance in book form of Brokeback Mountain, which was adapted to film in 2005 (it was originally published in The New Yorker in 1998, which won them the National Magazine Award and Proulx an O. Henry Award - it appeared in book form separately in the U.K. in the same year). Includes beautiful watercolor illustrations by William Matthews.Annie Proulx's masterful language and fierce love of Wyoming are evident in this collection of stories about loneliness, quick violence, and wrong kinds of love. In The Mud Below, a rodeo rider's obsession marks the deepening fissures between his family life and self-imposed isolation. In The Half-Skinned Steer, an elderly fool drives west to the ranch he grew up on for his brother's funeral, and dies a mile from home. In Brokeback Mountain, the difficult affair between two cowboys survives everything but the world's violent intolerance. These are stories of desperation, hard times, and unlikely elation, set in a landscape both brutal and magnificent. Enlivened by folk tales, flights of fancy, and details of ranch and rural work, they juxtapose Wyoming's traditional character and attitudes -- confrontation of tough problems, prejudice, persistence in the face of difficulty -- with the more benign values of the new west. Stories in Close Range have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, and GQ.They have been selected for the O. Henry Stories 1998 and The Best American Short Stories of the Century and have won the National Magazine Award for Fiction. This is work by an author writing at the peak of her craft.

Title: Close Range: Wyoming Stories (Wyoming Stories 1)

Author: Proulx, E. Annie

Illustrator: Matthews, William

Categories: Contemporary, Pulitzer Prize Winners, Signed, Modern First Editions, American West,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Scribner: 1999

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200959

Keywords: E ANNIE PROULX CLOSE RANGE WYOMING STORIES HISTORICAL FICTION AMERICAN WEST WESTERNS,