Close Range: Wyoming Stories | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis & critique of Close Range: Wyoming Stories.
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SOURCE: Moore, John Noell. “The Landscape of Fiction.” English Journal 90, no. 1 (September 2000): 146–48.

In the following positive review, Moore commends the “beauty of the language” in Close Range.

I discovered Annie Proulx's latest collection of short stories on the list of contenders for The New Yorker Book Award for best fiction of 1999. I resolved to read it because years ago I had purchased her Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Shipping News, and (need I say this?) I had never gotten around to reading it. The stories in Close Range grabbed me “like a claw in the gut,” a simile I borrow from one of the stories: “This wild country—indigo jags of mountain, grassy plain everlasting, tumbled stones like fallen cities, the flaring roll of sky—provokes a spiritual shudder. It is like a deep note that cannot be heard but is felt, it is like a claw in...

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