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Author Patterson, Eric, 1948-
Title On Brokeback Mountain : meditations about masculinity, fear, and love in the story and the film / Eric Patterson.
Published Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, c2008.
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 Floor4  PN1997.2.B75 P38 2008    IN LIBRARY
Description lxviii, 301 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-294) and index.
Contents Introduction : about the book -- Prologue : Reactions to Brokeback Mountain -- A companion where none had been expected : friendship -- "Gun's goin off" : sex -- The rushing cold of the mountain : nature -- "We do that in the wrong place we'll be dead" : hatred and fear -- Separate and difficult lives : love -- "What we got now is Brokeback Mountain. Everything built on that" : memory -- The pair like two skins, one inside the other, two in one : myths of love.
Summary "The two versions of Brokeback Mountain are significant for taking readers and audiences inside the perspectives of men who love men, showing what physical and emotional passion and hostility toward that passion may be like for them. The story and the film help in understanding the many men who love men and who don't fit stereotypes of gay men or participate in the gay/queer worlds of urban/academic communities, especially men in rural areas and in working class contexts. On Brokeback Mountain: Meditations About Masculinity, Fear, and Love in the Story and the Film examines the presentation of friendship, sex, and love between men in Brokeback Mountain, as well as the depiction of homophobia and its effects on men who love men and their families.
It relates the story and the film to the literary tradition of the homoerotic pastoral, the literary/movie tradition of the Western, and the tradition of the tragic romantic love story."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Brokeback Mountain (Motion picture)
Proulx, Annie. Brokeback Mountain.
Related To Online version: Patterson, Eric, 1948- On Brokeback Mountain. Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, c2008 (OCoLC)608493031
ISBN 0739121650 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780739121641 (cloth : alk. paper)
0739121642 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780739121658 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 167764330