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Close Range : Wyoming Stories

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Annie Proulx

Pulitzer Prize-winner E. Annie Proulx forays through the underside of America's beloved Wild West inClose Range, a collection of stories about hardship and more hardship in Wyoming territory. Understanding that the West's infinite spaces tended to inspire … see full wiki

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Author: Annie Proulx
Publisher: Scribner
2 reviews about Close Range : Wyoming Stories
review by . May 06, 2007
I found Proulx's interpretation of Wyoming ranching life as harsh, grim, stark, disturbing. It's as if Wyoming was left to nature alone - not much influence from "civilization." Her writing is in a word: FLAWLESS. She is one of those folks who can offer a man's whole life story in a sentence or two - with out really missing anything. Truly a gifted writer. I love her style, though the stories were often heartbreaking and grey. In fact, I could not picture any of the stories in color - they were …
review by . January 10, 2007
Besides the famed "Brokeback Mountain," Annie Proulx has provided a wide assortment of stories with a theme: The untamed West is still alive and kicking like a bronco in modern Wyoming. With rough characters and circumstances that come in like a Cheyenne wind, Proulx gives us a myriad of tough lives that are reminiscent of Flannery O'Conner and Joyce Carol Oates. Which is not to say her work isn't thoroughly original. On the contrary, her spare, yet complete writing has only her signature. There's …
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