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Annie Proulx

Autor(a) de The Shipping News

46+ Works 32,012 Membros 730 Críticas 137 Favorited

About the Author

Edna Annie Proulx was born in Norwich, Connecticut on August 22, 1935. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 1969 and earned an M. A. from Sir George Williams University in Montreal in 1973. She was a journalist, wrote nonfiction articles for numerous publications, and was the author of mostrar mais several "how-to" books before beginning to write fiction in her 50s. She became the first woman to win the prestigious PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, for her debut novel Postcards. Her novel The Shipping News won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award in 1994. Accordion Crimes, published in 1996, won the Dos Passos Prize for literature. She also won the O. Henry prize for the year's best short story twice; in 1998 for Brokeback Mountain and in 1999 for The Mud Below. She has written more than 50 articles and stories for periodicals and edited Best American Short Stories of 1997. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Annie Proulx

The Shipping News (1993) 13,363 exemplares
Close Range (1999) 3,394 exemplares
Accordion Crimes (1999) 2,817 exemplares
Brokeback Mountain (1997) 2,657 exemplares
Postcards (1992) 1,990 exemplares
That Old Ace in the Hole (2002) 1,783 exemplares
Barkskins (2016) 1,493 exemplares
Bad Dirt (2004) 1,063 exemplares
Heart Songs : and other stories (1988) 857 exemplares
Fine Just the Way It Is (2008) 724 exemplares
Bird Cloud: A Memoir (2011) 417 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (1997) — Editor & Introduction — 346 exemplares
Making the Best Apple Cider (1983) 65 exemplares
Great Grapes! Grow the Best Ever (1980) 30 exemplares
Red Desert: History of a Place (2008) 13 exemplares
The Fine Art of Salad Gardening (1985) 10 exemplares
Jeffrey Silverthorne Directions (2010) 7 exemplares
Steenstad (1988) 6 exemplares
Storie del Wyoming (2006) 2 exemplares
1997 1 exemplar
Brokeback Mountain 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,536 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004) — Contribuidor — 548 exemplares
The Power of the Dog (1967) — Tradutor, algumas edições510 exemplares
Brokeback Mountain [2005 film] (2005) — Autor — 504 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999) — Contribuidor — 443 exemplares
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Contribuidor — 440 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1998 (1998) — Contribuidor — 403 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (2000) — Contribuidor — 384 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2009 (2009) — Contribuidor — 354 exemplares
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Contribuidor — 205 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2011 (2010) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
Still Wild: Short Fiction of the American West 1950 to the Present (2000) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
Know the Past, Find the Future: The New York Public Library at 100 (2011) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Without a Guide: Contemporary Women's Travel Adventures (1994) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Storm: Stories of Survival from Land and Sea (2000) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
The Second Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories (1997) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Horse Stories (2012) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Contemporary Vermont Fiction: An Anthology (2014) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Presentask med fyra noveller om kärlek II (2020) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Group Read: Barkskins by Annie Proulx em 75 Books Challenge for 2018 (Março 2018)
Annie Proulx em Other People's Libraries (Julho 2016)


I've never really thought of swamps and bogs as beautiful but Annie Proulx describes them as wondrous but rapidly disappearing places. I was quite mesmerized listening to this book. Proulx describes the difference between the various kinds of wetland and the roles they play in sequestering carbon and protecting wildlife and plants. She also goes back in history to explore the fens of England and the peat bogs of Ireland and many other places. Sadly, many of these once large wetlands have almost totatlly disappeared. Proulx argues that if we want to reverse climate change we have to reintroduce these wetlands. Of course, that's not going to be popular with the many people who now live where they were located. Yet, with climate change comes rising ocean levels and more areas that will be submerged so maybe Mother Earth will return to the age of "fens, bogs and swamps".

Now, if only something could be done about all those mosquitoes that live in wet areas I'd be happy to have them return.
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gypsysmom | 10 outras críticas | Nov 22, 2023 |
A love song to the wetlands, this series of essays on different land/water habitats is comprehensive and informative without being dry (pun intended).
It captures aspects of humankind's interactions with watery land from ancient peoples to modern drainage and the massive implications that has for nature and the environment.
As someone with fenland heritage, I feel inspired to make some land soggy again.
Helenliz | 10 outras críticas | Sep 16, 2023 |
I have to say that I agree with the user who said this would've worked much better as a full length novel as opposed to such a short story. I wanted to know so much more about the characters and just felt rushed.
cbwalsh | 92 outras críticas | Sep 13, 2023 |
A slow-burner that rewards those that stick with it. There's no real plot here, just a year or so with a rudderless man who has been kicked by life in general and especially by those who should of loved him.
Quoyle relocates with his daughters to Newfoundland, his ancestral home, after tragedy strikes. With the help of his aunt, fellow reporters at the local newspaper, and the townspeople, Quoyle perhaps finds his place in the world and love that is given back in kind instead of stomped on.
What drives this book is getting to know the small-town people and their struggles as their lives change with the death of the fishing economy. Proulx captures locations and the locals' speech patterns nicely and never presents them as eccentrics, although they certainly are characters.
Poignant, humorous, a lovely book.
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RobertOK | 246 outras críticas | Aug 20, 2023 |


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