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Re: Brokeback Mountain short story in Oct 13, 1997 "New Yorker" - Images
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2015, 12:21:51 pm »
Did anyone else around here read the story when it first came out?

Absolutely! Of course! I've been subscribing to TNY since the early 1980s.

Tell you what, though. I really can't say any more why I read it or what drove me to read it, since, like Larry McMurtry, I don't generally read the short fiction. Perhaps I just recognized Annie Proulx's name and was curious. Perhaps I skimmed it and picked up on the male-male love theme. I really can't say.
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Re: Brokeback Mountain short story in Oct 13, 1997 "New Yorker" - Images
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2015, 12:21:14 pm »
Today is the day, October 13.  :)

Hard to believe, in two more years it will be 20 years since the story was first published.

We can thank Tina Brown for it, I guess.
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Re: Brokeback Mountain short story in Oct 13, 1997 "New Yorker" - Images
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2015, 09:56:19 am »
I like to celebrate the day quietly. It was like a smooth stone dropped into a pond with hardly a sound, but the waves that emanated eventually reached the entire world!
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Re: Brokeback Mountain short story in Oct 13, 1997 "New Yorker" - Images
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2015, 12:35:21 pm »
I like to celebrate the day quietly. It was like a smooth stone dropped into a pond with hardly a sound, but the waves that emanated eventually reached the entire world!

What a beautiful image, Lee!

Pure poetry!

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« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2016, 04:59:35 pm »
The happy day has come again! Thank you to Annie Proulx for her hard work and insight.  :-*
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« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2016, 05:17:36 pm »
What an amazing chain of events that brought us all here!!

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Re: Brokeback Mountain short story in Oct 13, 1997 "New Yorker" - Images
« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2020, 05:24:01 pm »
Twenty-three years...damn!

(thanks to Truman for alerting us on another platform)
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