" is a short story
author Annie Proulx
. It was originally published in The New Yorker
on October 13, 1997, and was subsequently published in a slightly expanded version in Proulx's 1999 collection of short stories, Wyoming Stories
. The story won an O. Henry Award
prize (third place) in 1998. The New Yorker
won the National Magazine Award for Fiction for its publication of Brokeback Mountain in 1998. The collection was named a finalist for the 2000 Pulitzer Prize
Screenwriters Larry McMurtry
and Diana Ossana
adapted the story for the film of the same name
, released in 2005. At that time, the short story and the screenplay were published together, along with essays by Proulx and the screenwriters, in Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay.
The story was also published separately in book form.
Two young men who meet in Wyoming
in 1963 forge a sudden emotional and sexual attachment, but soon part ways. As their separate lives play out with marriages, children and jobs, they reunite for brief liaisons on camping trips in remote settings over the course of the next 20 years.
"Brokeback Mountain" is a story told by an omniscient
narrator. The narrative
in tone and employs description, metaphor and dialogue to examine the actions, thoughts, emotions, and motivations of its main characters.
The narrative is mostly linear; the story... Read More