Brokeback Mountain PDF Ú Paperback

Brokeback Mountain PDF Ú Paperback

  • Paperback
  • 55 pages
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Annie Proulx
  • English
  • 09 February 2016
  • 9780743271325

10 thoughts on “Brokeback Mountain

  1. Cristina Monica Cristina Monica says:

    The shirt seemed heavy until he saw there was another shirt inside it the sleeves carefully worked down inside Jack’s sleeves It was his own plaid shirt lost he’d thought long ago in some damn laundry his dirty shirt the pocket ripped buttons missing stolen by Jack and hidden here inside Jack’s own shirt the pair like two skins one inside the other two in one Sometimes I want to cryWhen I hear of cases of gay adolescents and adults who commit suicide because they are harassed they feel alienated like outcasts and have absolutely no strength inside of them all I want to do is curl up in a corner andcry cry crybecause it’sunfair unfair unfairBut crying won't helpEveryone should have the right to love freely and be loved back without being pointed at and tyrannized for showing such a beautiful emotionWe live in an ugly worldBut Jack and Ennis they live in an uglier oneWhat if they hadn’t met? Would my heart still be intact today? But that’s impossible Fate would have brought them together if not at Brokeback Mountain someplace else – some other time some other day They would still have felt that indescribable connection and denied their attraction to one anotherNeither of them knows how to ‘‘deal’’ with what’s happening between them but Jack is determined to get his happy ever after He wants to settle down with Ennis and start their flawed live together Ennis Ennis is lost He’s afraid mostly When he was young his father made sure he saw the body of the rancher who was tortured to death for being gayHe never forgotEven a fully grown man can be scared out of his mind and prefer giving up on the most beautiful life he could have with his loved one for guaranteed security Therefore Jack and Ennis don’t agree on the subject of moving in together Especially now that Ennis has a wife and children – he can’t leave them so he saysAs much as I wanted to shake Ennis I understood his reasons for preferring to steer clear of anything that could make him end up like the dead rancherSometimes love isn’t enoughSometimes sacrifices have to be done to surviveWhat a cruel worldPS I didn't mean to end on such a pessimistic note but this is not a happy storyBD | Blog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google | Bloglovin’

  2. Julie Julie says:

    I rarely go to the movies Truly the last movie I saw in a theater was Lincoln in 2012 But one day back in 2005 a good friend called and wondered if I'd like to spend that snowy Sunday in a theater with her watching something called Brokeback Mountain Brokeback Mountain? Never heard of it Sure I'd goAlmost no one was in the theater that morning My friend got popcorn and I got comfortable When Heath Ledger appeared on the giant screen I got sassy and my friend got uncomfortable For those of you who know me you know I can get very outspoken about my leading men and Heath has always made my heart beat faster Before anyone could say “Ledger” I was making Mmmm Mmmm yummy sounds and saying things like “Mama like oh Mama like”My friend slid deeper into her seat and was like “Rein it in sister”But then Jake Gyllenhaal appeared on the screen and I had never seen him before and I was like “What's up Mr Dimples? Mr Sparkles? Why don't you come on over here with those shiny eyes?”I swear I was worse than a 1940s sailor freshly docked at bayAnd just as my eyes were happily feasting on all of that eye candy in Levi's the weirdest thing happened the Heath character violently grabs the Jake character and they start to have a man on man fuck fest Ain't no other way to describe it folksI remember my hands went numb and I was like WTF? Why are those two hot hetero guys up there doing that instead of down here in this row asking me if I'd like a drink? What is this? I thought we were having a good time up on that mountain together Well they were I wasn't I was surly after that Whenever someone asked me if I'd seen the movie I'd respond with “Yeah I've seen the damn movie”While other people were getting themselves worked up and uoting scripture I was like “Why couldn't they have picked less attractive actors?” I didn't have a problem with them being gay or whatever they were I had a problem with not being able to imagine them with me Let's face it people you go to a romantic movie and part of the appeal is imagining yourself in that situation I wish I had been AWARE of what was going to happen in the movie I felt taken unawaresI also wish I had been one of the readers who had known the rather obscure short story when it came out in 1997 I wasn't an Annie Proulx reader yet but I would become one in 2013 and fall deeply in love with The Shipping News tooIf I had read the story before the movie it would have been a completely different experienceWell anyway now I have I spent last night discovering it and I can't believe it but it's one of the best stories I've ever encountered The writing is stunning just stunning and Ennis and Jack's love story pulls you in immediately Please do not mistake me it is NOT a subtle story The nearly violent interactions between the men in the movie have their basis here in the original story neither man is a shrinking violet when it comes to his love for the other But oh it is a love story It startled me stunned me aroused me and saddened me It is truly one of the best works of short fiction I've ever encountered And this line if you can't fix it you've got to stand itTo me this story isn't about being gay; it's about being in love with someone you can't have

  3. TK421 TK421 says:

    Normally I would never read something like this No I am not homophobic my older brother is gay; but I do get uncomfortable when reading about two men kissing So needless to say I wasn't expecting much from this very short novella Let me be the first to say how utterly wrong I was This novella is not merely about two men who fall in love; it is about love itself The love story these men share is intense stormy beautiful and heart wrenching and I found myself thankful that I have only ever loved one woman my entire life I duped her into marrying me later and therefore have never had my heart broken Put away your preconceived ideas and give this story a chance If anything it will only take you a few hours to read But if you like it I am sure you will leave this story with a greater insight to what it means to be in love with someone HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  4. Brina Brina says:

    Annie Proulx is one of the foremost American writers today Her novel The Shipping News won the Pulitzer Prize and her latest novel Barkskins seems to have been written in the same vain As I am drawn to Pulitzer winners in my ongoing personal challenge to read them I decided to sample Proulx's writing before undergoing the reading of one of her full length novels Brokeback Mountain set high in the Rockies and later made into a movie of the same name was originally published in the New Yorker A controversial story of forbidden love the writing did not disappointEnnis Del Mar and Jack Twist were both twenty and looking to embark on their ranching careers Each came from a distinct background from opposite ends of the state of Wyoming yet wound up on the same summer sheep drive up on Brokeback Mountain near the Montana border Both young men were classic macho cowboys who could hold his own on the range Ennis was engaged to be married to a local sweetheart the following December Yet one cold night while sharing a sleeping bag the two men engaged in a forbidden act of love that is all but taboo in the cowboy community This one event commenced Jack and Ennis' relationship for the next twenty years one that would hold disastrous for them and their familiesAt only fifty five pages in length Proulx weaved a tragic story of forbidden love It is a subject matter that I often stay away from yet the writing was so compelling that I read the entire story in mere minutes Proulx is originally from the eastern United States but her prose describing rural Wyoming is captivating and one could see how from this short story that the scenery could easily transfer to the big screen It is because of the writing that I stuck with the story I felt for Ennis' wife who had to hide her husband's secret for years working to support their two daughters while he pined for Jack Proulx set the story up so that the majority of readers would sympathize with the cowboys but I was lead to feel for the supporting cast of characters who were all effected by these two men's decision of continuing a forbidden clandestine taboo relationship Not only were the characters well fleshed out but Proulx weaved in multiple story lines in this short tale making the writing engaging from start to finishAfter reading the tragic Brokeback Mountain I am left uncertain whether I will read Proulx's Pulitzer winning novel I have heard that her full length books are slow moving albeit attentive to detail and emphasizing character development rather than plot It is obvious that from this short tale that Proulx can write and I am intrigued to fit her novels into my ongoing Pulitzer challenge For now I am left with a bittersweet taste in my mouth after engaging in this short story45 stars writing275 stars story

  5. Nancy Nancy says:

    I picked this up at the library last night because it was a tiny book perfect for today's lunch time readI'm ashamed to say that I attempted to watch the film but fell asleep about 45 minutes in Now that I've read this story I'm going to revisit the filmThis is the first time I've read Annie Proulx It is amazing how much story she covers in so few pages Her spare prose concise style and uiet intensity really worked for me An absolutely beautiful heartbreaking love story Makes me want to crack open a bottle of whiskey and roll a joint

  6. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    Late in the afternoon thunder growling that same old green pickup rolled in and he saw Jack get out of the truck beat up Resistol tilted back A hot jolt scalded Ennis and he was out on the landing pulling the door closed behind him Jack took the stairs two and two They seized each other by the shoulders hugged mightily sueezing the breath out of each other saying son of a bitch son of a bitch then and easily as the right key turns the lock tumblers their mouths came together and hard Jack’s big teeth bringing blood his hat falling to the floor stubble rasping wet saliva welling and the door opening and Alma looking out for a few seconds at Ennis’s straining shoulders and shutting the door again and still they clinched pressing chest and groin and thigh and leg together treading on each other’s toes until they pulled apart to breathe and Ennis not big on endearments said what he said to his horses and his daughters little darlin” Who’d have known this special movie was based on a short story? Obviously I am late to the party a common theme with me but I had no idea I watched the movie years ago and loved it and only just realised my work library held the audio CD I grabbed it uick smart Excellent and uality narration by Campbell Scott this is a love story that is never fully realised by our two leading men Meeting in summertime 1960’s Ennis and Jack meet as ranch hands their physical attraction immediate Something catches these two men and summer after summer they try to grab back what they felt that first time Both marry and carry on with lives that lack lustre when apart both joining again for snatches of time in the years to come Brutally honest writing as seen in the above excerpt it is such succinct writing where ridiculous amount of depth is packed into something so small in volume but so large in everything else I loved the scene where two work shirts joined together unwashed sitting inside each other is a metaphor for a forever love joined together never to be parted If you can't fix it you have to stand it I loved it can you tell?

  7. JV (semi-hiatus) JV (semi-hiatus) says:

    Reread Below it he drove a nail and on the nail he hung the wire hanger and the two old shirts suspended from it He stepped back and looked at the ensemble through a few stinging tears Bumping up my rating to 5 unforgettable starsThis novella will always have a place in my heart I miss these guys so much Perhaps in an alternate reality Jack and Ennis will have their HEA Later that dozy embrace solidified in his memory as the single moment of artless charmed happiness in their separate and difficult lives Nothing marred it even the knowledge that Ennis would not then embrace him face to face because he did not want to see nor feel that it was Jack he held And maybe he thought they'd never got much farther than that Let be let be Original review and rating 4 starsI saw the film years ago and recently thought of reading the book It brought back the same distant yet melancholic memories One thing never changed the brilliant charge of their infreuent couplings was darkened by the sense of time flying never enough time never enough This is a tale about two young cowboys Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist who both develop an intimate relationship in the summer of 1963 in Brokeback Mountain It chronicles their lives as lovers — each of them navigating through the inhospitable yet alluring terrain of marriage wistful yearning and their sporadic affair that spanned over twenty years until that fateful day I got a say this to you one time Jack and I ain't foolin What I don't know said Ennis all them things I don't know could get you killed if I should come to know them Try this one said Jack and I'll say it just one time Tell you what we could a had a good life together a fuckin real good life You wouldn't do it Ennis so what we got now is Brokeback Mountain Everthing built on that It's all we got boy fuckin all so I hope you know that if you don't never know the rest Annie Proulx brings to the table two complex characters seemingly exploring their sexuality in an unforgiving time Although challenged by fate and the intricacies of marriage they traverse the landscape and find themselves in the never ending pull of passion and love — proving that mountains can indeed be movedBrokeback Mountain also depicts the characters' lingering fear their longing for social acceptance unfulfilled dreams and lives that could or might have been — had things turn out differently for them view spoilerAlthough the book has already weaved its tragic end hide spoiler

  8. Dem Dem says:

    Late to the party but I when I did get there I sure as heck enjoyed myselfThis book was given to me by a friend who said I cant believe you have never read this or at least seen the movie Well I hadn't and at 60 pages this short novela has a lot to say and really does pack uite a punchOriginally published in The New Yorker in 1997 for which it won the National Magazine Award for fiction 1998 In 1963 two young men Ennis del Mar and Jack Twish are hired for the summer to look after sheep at a seasonal grazing range on the fictional Brokeback mountain in Wyoming where they form a relationship that emotionally attaches them for the rest of their lives Terrific storytelling in so few pages and the emotion I felt while reading it really did surprise me The author's writing and understanding of the characters really makes this story what it is strong and sympathic characters make for great stories and I really found a lot of emotion in this little novel A timeless story that that made me think great character development and writingThe one thing I did realise when finishing the novel is I DONT want to see the movie as I think the book works very well and while the movie may be great I dont want it to spoil my first impressions on reading this novel as even the actors playing the books characters are way too cute for the characters described in the book I really think a book group would get a great discussion from this one

  9. Rosalinda *KRASNORADA* Rosalinda *KRASNORADA* says:

    Review to comeThis is the first time I like the movie than the book

  10. Puck Puck says:

    That's fine I didn't need my heart anyway This book is like a punch in the gut I never thought that a short story could have such an impact on me This isn’t simply a book about two cowboys falling in love this is the heartbreaking tale of Jack and Ennis who love each other but deny it not only because they’re afraid of the outside world but also of their own feelings America in the 1960’s wasn’t a safe place for homosexuals after all and if society can’t accept them how can they accept themselves? That emotional struggle makes this book so heart wrenching because both men know their love for each other is real It just can’t happen And that tears them apart Jack “You have no fuckin idea how bad it gets I’m not you I can’t make it on a couple a high altitude fucks once or twice a year You’re too much for Ennis you son of a whoreson bitch I wish I knew how to uit you” Maybe this story hits so much harder because the books I read earlier featured happy LGBT characters Where young transgender Stella gets the full support of her mother The Sunlight Pilgrims and Simon’s coming out is met with positive reactions Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda Jack and Ennis’s love life is anything but happy and easy They were two masculine men living in prejudice Wyoming during the sixties a place where young Ennis saw an old rancher being tortured to death for being gay This was not uncommon back then and times haven’t really changed for the betterBecause although the world is slowly getting accepting of gay love still so many LGBT people are getting harassed kicked out or physically andor emotionally abused because of who they love Don’t get blinded by the Pride Parades or the legalisation of same sex marriage in America the world is still a cruel place for many This is why I think Brokeback Mountain is a must read for fans of LGBT books to get that reality check To other readers I’d also recommend this book because for a book with only 60 pages this short story packs a powerful punch The prose is concise and the writing style rough but it suits the characters and their story 5 stars for this heart breaking little book which I won’t forget soon

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Brokeback Mountain❮PDF / Epub❯ ✈ Brokeback Mountain ⚣ Author Annie Proulx – 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 Ennis del Mar and Jac 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 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 freuent 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 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

Also published as E Annie ProulxEdna Annie Proulx is an American journalist and author Her second novel The Shipping News won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for fiction in Her short story Brokeback Mountain was adapted as an Academy Award BAFTA and Golden Globe Award winning major motion picture released in Brokeback Mountain received massive c.