BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN: THE FILM TIE-IN EDITION - Rare Fine Copy of The First "Film Tie-In" Edition/First Printing: Signed by Annie Proulx
1st Printing. Signed. 55 pages. Published in 2005. The author's novella-length short story. One of the greatest American short stories of the 20th century. The First "Film Tie-in" Edition. Marks the first appearance of the title by itself in the United States. Published in a small and limited first print run as a softcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The piece first appeared (sensationally) in The New Yorker Magazine's October 13, 1997 Issue. It was subsequently issued as a softcover original (in 1998 and in the United Kingdom only) and then collected, together with her other stories, as "Close Range: Wyoming Stories" (in 1999 and as a hardcover original only). It should also not be confused with "Brokeback Mountain: Story To Screenplay" (2005), which describes the story's process of original creation and subsequent adaptation. This First "Film Tie-In" Edition is now scarce. A lovely production by Erich Hobbing: Small-size volume format. Pictorial softcovers which feature Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal on the cover and titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Text by Annie Proulx. Without DJ, as issued. Re-presents, in a special "memorabilia"/collectible edition, Annie Proulx's "Brokeback Mountain". Masterpiece. How a "woman writer" could write what is now considered the finest sexual/romantic story between two cowboys is a tribute to Annie Proulx's genius: Two ranch hands meet on a job and, without thinking about it, fall in love. High-school dropouts, they have lived very rough lives, are penniless, and desperately in need of work. Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist end up herding for the same sheep operation on Brokeback Mountain. Proulx describes the ever-escalating passion of their sexual encounters in the most explicit yet tender manner. The love affair ends when they reluctantly go their separate ways. Four years later, they are reunited as married men with children, and quickly pick up where they left off. How the story unfolds and finally ends is vintage, top-drawer Proulx. It took Annie Proulx a very long time to write and after that, get published. "Heart Songs" appeared when she was 56 years old. Once she found her voice, it resonated with such indelible force among critics and readers in a way that many writers who have been around practically all their lives can only envy, and admire. Her tenacity is part of the reason she can write "Brokeback Mountain" so compellingly. The basis of the award-winning film by Ang Lee, with Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. The lavish praise heaped upon the film adaptation is well-deserved as it replicates the story's intense and anguished eroticism. Proulx has publicly endorsed the film version as rendering justice to her story. An absolute "must-have" edition for Annie Proulx collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Annie Proulx. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First "Film Tie-In" Edition/First Printing still available online (full number line ending in 1) and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Annie Proulx's signature is TINY. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 1993 for "Postcards". Winner of the National Book Award (in 1993) and the Pulitzer Prize (in 1994) for "The Shipping News". "Brokeback Mountain" was the Winner of the U. S. National Magazine Award in 1998. One of the finest writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ANNIE PROULX TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0743271327. Bookseller Inventory # 18796
About this title:
Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two ranch hands, come together when they're working as sheepherder and camp tender one summer on a range above the tree line. At first, sharing an isolated tent, the attraction is casual, inevitable, but something deeper catches them that summer.
Both men work hard, marry, and have kids because that's what cowboys do. But over the course of many years and frequent separations this relationship becomes the most important thing in their lives, and they do anything they can to preserve it.
The New Yorker won the National Magazine Award for Fiction for its publication of "Brokeback Mountain," and the story was included in Prize Stories 1998: The O. Henry Awards. In gorgeous and haunting prose, Proulx limns the difficult, dangerous affair between two cowboys that survives everything but the world's violent intolerance.
About the Author: Annie Proulx is the author of eight books, including the novel The Shipping News and the story collection Close Range . Her many honors include a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and a PEN/Faulkner award. Her story ?Brokeback Mountain,? which originally appeared in The New Yorker, was made into an Academy Award-winning film. Her most recent book is Fine Just the Way It Is. She lives in Wyoming .
Title: BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN: THE FILM TIE-IN EDITION ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Scribner, 2005
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
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