Left Behinds

The anti-andrewsullivan.com. Or, the Robin Hood (Maid Marian?) of bright pink Blogger blogs.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Text of the story "Brokeback Mountain"

The New Yorker took the story down, so I'm just going to post the story below. I hope this inspires folks to read Wyoming Stories, the collection that includes "Brokeback Mountain." It helps to contextualize Brokeback (and includes many other fantastic stories -- it's definitely Proulx's best work).

I also hope you explore the rest of Left Behinds. We're more than just a bright pink background (our Best of is a good place to start).

Other posts about Brokeback:

Best of Left Behinds 2005 (includes an entry about BM, plus a lot of discussion of it in the comments)

Bi Shepherds, Not Gay Cowboys (one of our most popular pages, dispelling the meme that Ennis and Jack are "gay cowboys")

A History of Actual Gay Cowboys (a discussion of the long history of real-life gay cowboys)

Red State Brokeback (the irony of labelling the movie liberal propaganda, even though it's all about red state guys with red state values)

Brokeback Desert (the discovery of a tomb of two Egyptian gay lovers, plus the story of the gay Egyptian gods Horus and Set)

Brokeback Arctic (the true story of the sexual rituals of gay whales)

Anyhow, without further ado ...


No longer. Sorry, but we got a nasty legal notice. Begin reading the full text here, click through to the remainder here. Or buy the book.

UPDATE 2008:
This currently works. If it doesn't, try googling a snatch of the story in quotes, such as "They believed themselves invisible, not knowing Joe Aguirre" -- just an idea.


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