Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Brokeback Mountain" was originally published in the New Yorker. It won the National Magazine Award and an O. Henry Prize. Included in this volume is Annie Proulx's haunting story about the difficult, dangerous love affair between a ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy.
Also included is the celebrated screenplay for the major motion picture Brokeback Mountain, written by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. All three writers have contributed essays on the process of adapting this critically acclaimed story for film.
A companion to this fall's hottest and most-buzzed about film, "Brokeback Mountain," starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal-the story, the screenplay by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, and essays about the process and the collaboration
About the Author
Annie Proulx's The Shipping News
won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the National Book Award for Fiction, and the Irish Times
International Fiction Prize. She has also written three collections of short stories, Heart Songs and Other Stories
, Close Range
, and Bad Dirt
. In 2001, The Shipping News
was made into a major motion picture. Annie Proulx lives in Wyoming and Newfoundland.
Larry McMurtry, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Lonesome Dove, is the author of twenty-seven novels, two collections of essays, three memoirs, and more than thirty screenplays, and is the editor of an anthology of modern Western fiction. He lives in Archer City, Texas.
Diana Ossana has written two novels, more than a dozen screenplays and numerous essays.