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Proulx, Annie

Overview
Works: 320 works in 1,535 publications in 6 languages and 52,252 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  History  Musical fiction  Biography  Film adaptations  Western stories  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Librettist, Conceptor, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewee, Speaker, Photographer
Classifications: PS3566.R697, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Annie Proulx
The shipping news by Annie Proulx ( Book )
135 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and German and held by 6,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The Shipping News E. Annie Proulx departs from the darkly fated heroes of Heart Songs and Postcards to explore the cracked-up contemporary American family. Quoyle, a third-rate newspaper hack, with a "head shaped like a crenshaw, no neck, reddish hair ... features as bunched as kissed fingertips," is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his two-timing wife meets her just deserts. An aunt convinces Quoyle and his two emotionally disturbed daughters to return with her to the starkly beautiful coastal landscape of their ancestral home in Newfoundland. Here, on desolate Quoyle's Point, in a house empty except for a few momentoes of the family's unsavory past, the battered members of three generations try to cobble up new lives. Newfoundland is a country of coast and cove where the mercury rarely rises above 70 degrees, the local culinary delicacy is cod cheeks, and it's easier to travel by boat and snowmobile than on anything with wheels. In this harsh place of cruel storms, a collapsing fishery, and chronic unemployment, the aunt sets up as a yacht upholsterer in nearby Killick-Claw, and Quoyle finds a job reporting the shipping news for the local weekly, the Gammy Bird (a paper that specializes in sexual-abuse stories and grisly photos of car accidents). As the long winter closes its jaws of ice, each of the Quoyles confronts private demons, reels from catastrophe to minor triumph - in the company of the obsequious Mavis Bangs; Diddy Shovel the strongman; drowned Herald Prowse; cane-twirling Beety; Nutbeem, who steals foreign news from the radio; a demented cousin the aunt refuses to recognize; the much-zippered Alvin Yark; silent Wavey; and old Billy Pretty, with his bag of secrets. By the time of the spring storms Quoyle has learned how to gut cod, to escape from a pickle jar, and to tie a true lover's knot. By turns comic and dark, The Shipping News is a celebration of the American genius for storytelling and of E. Annie Proulx's vigorous contribution to the art, and magic, of the contemporary novel
Close range : Wyoming stories by Annie Proulx ( Book )
67 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 4,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of stories set in Wyoming. They range from The Mud Below, on an itinerant rodeo cowboy, to People in Hell Just Want a Drink of Water, which is on a family feud.--[Résumé de l'éditeur]
That old ace in the hole : a novel by Annie Proulx ( Book )
58 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 3,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Assigned to locate land in the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma that can be purchased and converted into pig farms for his employer, Bob Dollar meets the residents of Woolybucket and comes to respect their fierce desire to retain their land
Accordion crimes by Annie Proulx ( Book )
66 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tale of immigrants centered on an accordion brought to America in the 1880s. After its Italian owner is murdered, the instrument passes into the hands of other ethnic groups--German, French-Canadian, Mexican, Polish, Norwegian--and the novel describes their ceremonies, dreams and hates. By the author of The Shipping News
Fine just the way it is by Annie Proulx ( Book )
37 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pioneer homesteaders facing drought and debt give way to modern-day hippies trying to lose themselves in the vanishing wilderness and real estate developers out to make a buck-unforgettable characters in nine stories that range in tone from crude cowboy humor to heartbreaking American tragedy
Bad dirt : Wyoming stories 2 by Annie Proulx ( Book )
42 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anthology of short stories, all set in Wyoming, features characters who have a profound effect on the people around them, in such tales as "The Trickle Down Effect," "The Contest," and "What Kind of Furniture Would Jesus Pick?"
Postcards by Annie Proulx ( Book )
58 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Postcards are the only communication between Loyal Blood and the poor, hardworking farm family he leaves behind in Vermont. The secret Loyal carries with him--the accidental killing of his girlfriend, Billy--is revealed in the first pages, and thereafter, as he prospects for uranium, traps coyotes, or digs for dinosaur bones, his messages continue to arrive home from across the U. S., long after his father has died and his brother, sister, and mother have moved away
Brokeback mountain by Annie Proulx ( Book )
60 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two cowboys who share a small tent while working as herders and camp tenders during a summer spent on a range far above the tree line. They fall into a relationship that at first seems solely sexual but then reveals itself to be something more. Both men marry and have families, but over the course of many years and frequent separations they find their relationship becomes the most important thing in both their lives, and they do anything they can to maintain it. Proulx's description of their bond is beautiful and haunting and often brutal in its portrayal of the hardships, and ultimately the violence, they face
Heart songs and other stories by Annie Proulx ( Book )
48 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The acclaimed debut collection of short stories--enhanced by two never-before-published works--by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News
The shipping news by Annie Proulx ( Recording )
41 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in a Newfoundland fishing town, this is a tale about a third-rate newspaperman and the women in his life-- his elderly aunt and two young daughters-- who decide to resettle in their ancestral seaside home. The transformation each of the character undergoes following the move is profound
Brokeback Mountain by Heath Ledger ( Visual )
61 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set against the sweeping vistas of Wyoming and Texas, this epic Oscar-winning film tells the story of two young men - a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy - who meet in the summer of 1963, and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys, and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love
That old ace in the hole by Annie Proulx ( Recording )
24 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Assigned to locate land in the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma that can be purchased and converted into pig farms for his employer, Bob Dollar meets the residents of Woolybucket and comes to respect their fierce desire to retain their land
Brokeback mountain by Annie Proulx ( Recording )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The friendship between Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two cowboys, gradually evolves into an intimate relationship while they are working together as a herder and camp tender and living in a remote cabin, sharing a bond that spans many years and frequent separations
Cider : making, using & enjoying sweet & hard cider by Annie Proulx ( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
lore shed light on cider's colorful past
The Best American short stories, 1997 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A compilation of twenty-four American short stories by authors such as Carolyn Cooke, Leonard Michaels, Clyde Edgerton, and Tobias Wolff. Includes a list of 100 additional notable stories from 1996
Close range [an unabridged collection of Wyoming stories] by Annie Proulx ( Recording )
22 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of stories set in Wyoming about loneliness, quick violence, and wrong kinds of love. In "The Mud Below," a rodeo rider's obsession marks the deepening fissures between his family life and self-imposed isolation. In "The Half-Skinned Steer," an elderly fool drives west to the ranch he grew up on for his brother's funeral, and dies a mile from home. In "Brokeback Mountain," the difficult affair between two cowboys survives everything but the world's violent intolerance. These are stories of desperation, hard times, and unlikely elation, set in a landscape both brutal and magnificent. Enlivened by folk tales, flights of fancy, and details of ranch and rural work, they juxtapose Wyoming's traditional character and attitudes -- confrontation of tough problems, prejudice, persistence in the face of difficulty -- with the more benign values of the new west--Publisher's description
Plan and make your own fences & gates, walkways, walls & drives by Annie Proulx ( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fine just the way it is Wyoming stories 3 by Annie Proulx ( Recording )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Annie Proulx's third installment of Wyoming Stories, she presents a collection of works focused on American generational struggles in the West
Accordian [sic] crimes by Annie Proulx ( Recording )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story opens in 1890 in Sicily as an accordion maker completes his finest instrument and dreams of owning a music store in America. He and his eleven-year-old son travel to New Orleans but within a year he is murdered and the accordion falls into the hands of various immigrants who carry it from Iowa to Texas, from Maine to Louisiana looking for a decent life
Sweet & hard cider : making it, using it, & enjoying it by Annie Proulx ( Book )
5 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Proulx, Annie
Proulx, Annie, 1935-
Proulx, Annie E.
Proulx, E. A. 1935-
Proulx, E. Annie
Proulx, E. Annie 1935-
Proulx, Edna Annie
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プルー, E. アニー
Languages
English (845)
German (23)
French (10)
Spanish (4)
Chinese (2)
Finnish (1)
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