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The Brokeback book : from story to cultural phenomenon

Author: William R Handley
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2011.
Series: Bison books; A Bison original
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Introduction: the pasts and futures of a story and a film / William R. Handley -- Gay or universal story? initial debates and cultural contexts. Men in love: is Brokeback Mountain a gay film? / David Leavitt -- An affair to remember / Daniel Mendelsohn -- Response to "An affair to remember" / James Schamus -- The magic mountain / Andrew Holleran -- Backs unbroken: Ang Lee, forbearance, and the closet / Mun-Hou Lo --  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Annie Proulx; Annie Proulx
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William R Handley
ISBN: 9780803226647 0803226640
OCLC Number: 723317365
Description: XII, 386 S. : ill.
Contents: List of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: The Pasts and Futures of a Story and a Film William R. HandleyPart 1. Gay or Universal Story? Initial Debates and Cultural Contexts1. Men in Love: Is Brokeback Mountain a Gay Film? David Leavitt2. An Affair to Remember Daniel Mendelsohn3. Response to "An Affair to Remember" James Schamus4. The Magic Mountain Andrew Holleran5. Backs Unbroken: Ang Lee, Forbearance, and the Closet Mun-Hou LoPart 2. Miles to Go and Promises to Keep: Homophobic Culture and Gay Civil Rights6. Back to the Ranch Ag'in: Brokeback Mountain and Gay Civil Rights James Morrison7. Breaking No Ground: Why Crash Won, Why Brokeback Lost, and How the Academy Chose to Play It Safe Kenneth Turan8. "Jack, I Swear": Some Promises to Gay Culture from Mainstream Hollywood Chris Freeman9. "Better Two Than One": The Shirts from Brokeback Mountain Gregory Hinton10. American Eden: Nature, Homophobic Violence, and the Social Imaginary Colin Carman11. West of the Closet, Fear on the Range Alex HuntPart 3. Adapting "Brokeback Mountain," Queering the Western12. Interview between Michael Silverblatt and Annie Proulx13. In the Shadow of the Tire Iron Alan Dale14. Adapting Annie Proulx's Story to the Mainstream Multiplex Adam Sonstegard15. Not So Lonesome Cowboys: The Queer Western Judith HalberstamPart 4. Public Responses and Cultural Appropriations16. "One Dies, the Other Doesn't": Brokeback and the Blogosphere Noah Tsika17. Making Sense of the Brokeback Paraphenomenon David Weiss18. Alberta, Authenticity, and Queer Erasure Jon DaviesPart 5. Scenes of Work and Experience in the Rural West19. Real Gay Cowboys and Brokeback Mountain Patricia Nell Warren20. Marx on the Mountain: Pleasure and the Laboring Body Vanessa Osborne21. Personal Borders Martin AguileraPart 6. Sympathy, Melodrama, and Passion22. Mother Twist: Brokeback Mountain and Male Melodrama Susan McCabe23. Passion and Sympathy in Brokeback Mountain Calvin BedientSelected Brokeback BibliographyWorks CitedContributors
Series Title: Bison books; A Bison original
Responsibility: edited by William R. Handley.


Edited collection of essays, interviews, personal vignettes, and more, devoted to the film "Brokeback Mountain".  Read more...


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