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An Interview with Annie Proulx

An Interview with Annie Proulx has published three novels, Postcards (1992), The Shipping News (1993), and Accordion Crimes (1996), and two story col- lections, Heart Songs and Other Stories (1988) and Close Range: Wyoming Stories (1999). She received the PEN /Faulkner Award for Postcards and the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for The Shipping News. She currently lives and writes in Wyoming. This interview was conducted via correspondence by The Missouri Review staff in May 1999. An Interview with Interviewer: Your stories and novels cover a lot of ground, historically and geographically. Accordion Crimes, for example, is set all over the United States and spans much of the twentieth century. Postcards conthat? cerns World War II and post-World War II America. Can you talk about Proulx: Place and history are central to the fiction I write, both in the broad, general sense and in detailed particulars. Rural North America, regional cultures in critical economic flux, the images of an ideal and seemingly attainable world the characters cherish in their long views despite the rigid and difficult circumstances of their place and time. Those things interest me and are what I write about. I watch for the historical skew between what people http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Missouri Review University of Missouri

An Interview with Annie Proulx

The Missouri Review , Volume 22 (2) – Oct 5, 1999

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Abstract

has published three novels, Postcards (1992), The Shipping News (1993), and Accordion Crimes (1996), and two story col- lections, Heart Songs and Other Stories (1988) and Close Range: Wyoming Stories (1999). She received the PEN /Faulkner Award for Postcards and the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for The Shipping News. She currently lives and writes in Wyoming. This interview was conducted via correspondence by The Missouri Review staff in May 1999. An Interview with Interviewer: Your stories and novels cover a lot of ground, historically and geographically. Accordion Crimes, for example, is set all over the United States and spans much of the twentieth century. Postcards conthat? cerns World War II and post-World War II America. Can you talk about Proulx: Place and history are central to the fiction I write, both in the broad, general sense and in detailed particulars. Rural North America, regional cultures in critical economic flux, the images of an ideal and seemingly attainable world the characters cherish in their long views despite the rigid and difficult circumstances of their place and time. Those things interest me and are what I write about. I watch for the historical skew between what people

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The Missouri ReviewUniversity of Missouri

Published: Oct 5, 1999

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