Tuesday, November 15, 2005
So I read the short story, Brokeback Mountain, by Annie Proulx yesterday.
It's from her short story collection, Close Range: Wyoming Stories. Just wanted to see what all the hype was about the film of the same name coming out later this fall, December 9.
Great story. Packs an emotional punch. And definitely defies the tired myth perpetuated in 2004 that only black men have affairs with other men while they're married.
The gist of Brokeback Mountain. From Walter Kirn's blurb on the book jacket, "Brokeback Mountain is the sad chronology of a love affair between two men who can't afford to call it that. They know what they're not -- not queer, not gay -- but have no idea what they are."
Read it in about an hour, it's about 50 pages. Good writing. On the literary side. Looking forward to the film, directed by Ang Lee, and starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as the Brokeback Mountain lovers.