The geographical imagination of Annie Proulx : rethinking regionalism


The geographical imagination of Annie Proulx : rethinking regionalism

edited by Alex Hunt

Lexington Books, 2011, c2009

  • : pbk

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Originally published: 2009

Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-209) and index



This edited collection focuses on Annie Proulx's striking attention to geography, place, landscape, and local environments. Contributors consider Proulx's particular landscapes_particularly those of Wyoming, New England, Texas, and Newfoundland_and the issues surrounding the significance of these regions and regionalism in contemporary culture and literature.


1 Table of Contents 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction: The Insistence of Geography in the Writing of Annie Proulx Part 4 I. Orientations Chapter 5 1. The Influence of the Annales School on Annie Proulx's Geographical Imagination Chapter 6 2. Proulx and the Postmodern Hyperreal Chapter 7 3. Drinking the Elixir of Ownership: Pilgrims and Improvers in the Landscapes of Annie Proulx's That Old Ace in the Hole and The Shipping News Chapter 8 4. Postnational United States Regional Hinterlands: Proulx's Ethnic Working-Class Communities in Accordion Crimes Part 9 II. Geographies Chapter 10 5. Born Under a Bad Sign: The Question of Geographical Determinism in the Hardscrabble Northern Badlands of Heart Songs and Other Stories Chapter 11 6. The Corpse in the Stone Wall: Annie Proulx's Ironic New England Chapter 12 7. "All the Qualities o' the Isle": The Shipping News as Island Myth Chapter 13 8. Annie Proulx's Wyoming: Geographical Determinism, Landscape, and Caricature Chapter 14 9. Westward Proulx: The Resistant Landscape of Close Range: Wyoming Stories and That Old Ace in the Hole Part 15 III. Directions Chapter 16 10. Landed Bodies: Geography and Disability in The Shipping News Chapter 17 11. The Location of Immigration: Itinerant Communities and Cultural Hybridity in Annie Proulx's Accordion Crimes Chapter 18 12. Brokeback Mountain as Progressive Narrative and Cinematic Vision: Landscape, Emotion, and the Denial of Domesticity Chapter 19 13. Capitalism vs. Localism: Economies of Scale in Annie Proulx's Postcards and That Old Ace in the Hole Chapter 20 14. The Ecology of Narrative: Annie Proulx's That Old Ace in the Hole as Critical Regionalist Fiction Chapter 21 Afterword: Red Desert: The History of a Place and Annie Proulx as Environmental Historian 22 Bibliography 23 Index 24 Contributors

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