Annie Proulx

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  • Aliki Varvogli (University of Dundee)

E. Annie Proulx (the E. stands for Edna, and Proulx rhymes with true) was born in Norwich, Connecticut in 1935, the eldest of five daughters. Her father was French Canadian and her mother American, and the family lived in New England and North Carolina. Proulx's father started out as a bobbin boy in a textile mill, and worked his way up to become vice-president of the company. His work commitments meant that the family had to move frequently, but even so he was often absent from home, absorbed in his work. “I suspect my intense and single-minded work habits stem from his example”, says Proulx. Her mother was a keen story-teller, an amateur naturalist and a painter, and Proulx attributes her attention to detail and her painstaking …

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Varvogli, Aliki. "Annie Proulx". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 March 2002
[, accessed 25 November 2015.]

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