This study guide will help you analyze the text “Brokeback Mountain” by Annie Proulx. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characters, setting, narrator and point of view, language, theme and message, and help you put the text in perspective.
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Title: “Brokeback Mountain”
Author: Annie Proulx
Published in: The New Yorker
Date of Publication: 1997
Genre: Short story
Annie Proulx (b. 1935) is an American writer and journalist. Her second novel, The Shipping News, received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, but today she is mostly associated with her short story “Brokeback Mountain”, which was adapted into a film.
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