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Rule, Jane

Works: 64 works in 316 publications in 4 languages and 8,812 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Trials, litigation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Interviewee
Classifications: PR9199.3.R78, 813.54
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Lesbian images by Jane Rule( Book )
23 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,024 libraries worldwide
Jane Rule’s fourth book explores lesbianism as portrayed by authors from Gertrude Stein to Colette, from Vita Sackville-West to May Sarton and Willa Cather Lesbian Images opens with a disclaimer from the author: “This book is not intended to be a comprehensive literary or cultural history of lesbians.” Rather, as Jane Rule goes on to tell us, her goal is to present her own attitudes and measure them against the images of lesbianism as depicted by other female authors. Thus, chapters titled “Gertrude Stein 1874–1946,” “Willa Cather 1876–1947,” and “Ivy Compton-Burnett 1892–1969,” among many others, reveal how the concept of love between women can be filtered through one’s personal experiences and perceptions. There are also chapters about lesbian myths and morality; the effect of the women’s movement on lesbianism; the inherent conflicts between lesbianism and feminism; how Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness changed fifteen-year-old Rule’s life; and what it means to be labeled a lesbian writer. At once astute and nonjudgmental, Lesbian Images is a deeply engaging work that sounds a powerful note of hope for the future
Desert of the heart : a novel by Jane Rule( Book )
57 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,011 libraries worldwide
“A landmark work of lesbian fiction.” —The New York Times Jane Rule’s first novel—now a classic of gay and lesbian literature—established her as a foremost writer of the vagaries and yearnings of the female heart Against the backdrop of Reno, Nevada, in the late 1950s, award-winning author Jane Rule chronicles a love affair between two women. When Desert of the Heart opens, Evelyn Hall is on a plane that will take her from her old life in Oakland, California, to Reno, where she plans to divorce her husband of sixteen years. A voluntary exile in a brave new world, she meets a woman who will change her life. Fifteen years younger, Ann Childs works as a change apron in a casino. Evelyn is instantly drawn to the fiercely independent Ann, and their friendship soon evolves into a romantic relationship. An English professor who had always led a conventional life, Evelyn suddenly finds all her beliefs about love, morality, and identity called into question. Peopled by a cast of unforgettable characters, this is a novel that dares to ask whether love between two women can last
The young in one another's arms by Jane Rule( Book )
19 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 559 libraries worldwide
Contract with the world by Jane Rule( Book )
14 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 520 libraries worldwide
In Contract with the World, the setting is Vancouver, and the time is the mid-1970s. Told from six different characters' points of view, the novel describes the intersection between artistic motivation, personal fulfillment, and sexual politics. A portrait painter, a sculptor, a sound musician, a would-be writer -- these characters make choices, as Rule's title suggests, that sometimes leave others out in the cold, and sometimes provide a welcoming embrace. The Insomniac Library is proud to reissue Jane Rule's fifth novel, more than twenty years after its initial appearance in 1980. Originally
This is not for you by Jane Rule( Book )
19 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Jane Rule’s second novel follows a group of friends through New York and abroad as they explore the freedoms—and limitations—of sexuality in a time of stifling social convention Katherine George—Kate to her intimates—is captain of her high school debating and swimming teams. But beneath her high-achieving exterior is a young woman on a quest for meaning and fulfilling relationships. Through her decades-long correspondence with Esther, the woman with whom she falls passionately in love, Kate shares the story of her journey into womanhood. As the sexually repressed fifties gives way to the liberated sixties, Kate’s odyssey takes her further and further from home. This Is Not for You also chronicles the travails of Kate’s intimate circle of friends as they, too, come to terms with their sexuality. Years pass before Kate writes her last letter, and can finally let go and move on. Reissued decades after it first appeared, this is a cathartic, unforgettable novel about the search for identity, intimacy, and love
Memory board by Jane Rule( Book )
19 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 libraries worldwide
Memory—and the tenuousness of life—is the theme of this deeply moving novel by Jane Rule When the novel opens, Diana’s twin brother, David, a widower in his mid-sixties, is looking back on his life. As memories swamp him, he decides to take a critical step: to beg for his sister’s forgiveness. Diana has never met David’s two daughters. She has no idea how many grandchildren he has. David doesn’t know Diana’s longtime lover, Constance, housebound by advancing memory loss and for whom Diana writes the day’s events on an erasable board to help her keep track of a life that’s slipping away. Estranged for nearly forty years, David appears at Diana’s dinner table, throwing her life into turmoil. But as she and her brother begin to rediscover each other, they both find the strength to move on with their lives. Told in Diana and David’s alternating points of view, Memory Board makes a powerful case for living in the present and making every moment count
After the fire by Jane Rule( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
* Four women sense that love has failed them. As they try to put their lives in order, they come to value their friendship with each other. Set in an island community off the British Columbia coast. Some strong language
Theme for diverse instruments : stories by Jane Rule( Book )
13 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
1e dr. 1975
Against the season by Jane Rule( Book )
17 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
Jane Rule’s incandescent third novel explores love, loss, and family . . . and the pieces of ourselves we leave behind Born lame, Amelia Larson lives in the house that has been in her family for generations. Now she has a decision to make: Should she honor the dying wish of her sister, Beatrice, to burn her diaries? There are sixty-nine in all: one journal for each year of Beatrice’s life since the age of six. Beginning in 1913 and traversing World War I and beyond, the diaries become a moving counterpoint to Amelia’s life as they unpeel layers of family history. As the past starts to impinge on the present, her relations—then and now—come to vivid life. Told from alternating points of view, Against the Season opens an illuminating window into small-town life. As the sins and secrets of a family are revealed through the sometimes-faulty lens of memory, it is a story about the seasons of life and the ties that bind us even beyond death
Inland passage by Jane Rule( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
The stories in this remarkable collection by Jane Rule explore the relationships among men and women, women and women, and families—both conventional and unconventional From traditional families to relationships that break new ground, this anthology runs the gamut of human emotions. The eponymous heroine “Dulce” is a self-proclaimed muse, witch, whore, “preying lesbian,” and “devouring mother” who has a profound effect on the lives of the women and men around her. “His Nor Hers”tracks the unraveling of a marriage—with unexpected results. “The Real World” explores the moral universe of a female mechanic who creates an unconventional family. In “A Matter of Numbers,” a divorced math professor falls in love with her twenty-year-old student. And the title story introduces two women—one widowed, one divorced—who rediscover romance aboard a cruise ship. Whether she’s turning the spotlight on unfulfilled wives, frustrated husbands, friends, or secret lovers, Inland Passage is Jane Rule at her most insightful
A hot-eyed moderate by Jane Rule( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
The essays in this inspiring collection analyze the craft of writing and the art of living and loving Jane Rule shares her insights into the creative process, sexual fidelity, feminist politics, and the transformative power of love. Part I—“On Writing”—dispenses advice (writing is “a craft that has to be practiced”); offers observations (“The creative process in any art takes time”); and dissects the writer-publisher relationship, both feminist and traditional. Part II—“Writing for the Gay Press”—discusses, among other things, what it means to be a lesbian writer. With chapters like “The Myth of Genital Jealousy” and “You Cannot Judge a Pumpkin’s Happiness by the Smile Upon Its Face,” this collection shatters common myths such as why you should always write about what you know. There are also moving pieces about Rule’s grandmother, artists who have influenced Rule, and what it is to be human and female in your time. From censorship to morality in literature to how men and women can live together in peace, A Hot-Eyed Moderate is Jane Rule at her provocative best
Outlander by Jane Rule( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Why thee wed? ( visu )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Presents interviews with same-sex married couples who share their views on marriage, religious and political opposition, child adoption, and love. Also includes interviews with their families, the lawyer who represented them, and gay rights activist Jane Rule--who takes issue with the institution of marriage
School's out featuring teens educating and confronting homophobia ( visu )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Intended to provoke discussion about sexuality, sexual orientation, homophobia and heterosexism amongst high school and college students
Woestijn van het hart : roman by Jane Rule( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in Dutch and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Jane Rule--writing ( visu )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Interview with Canadian writer Jane Rule
Bilder und Schatten : die lesbische Frau in der literatur by Jane Rule( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in German and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Déserts du coeur : roman by Jane Rule( Book )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in French and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Desert hearts by Donna Deitch( visu )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and German and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Een Amerikaanse intellectuele, in 1959 op weg naar Reno om haar echtscheiding te regelen, begint een lesbische relatie met de stiefdochter van een vriendin en zij trekken samen naar New York
Memorie : roman by Jane Rule( Book )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in Dutch and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Na een lange scheiding ontdekt een tweeling hoeveel ze voor elkaar betekenen
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Alternative Names
Rule, Jane
Rule, Jane Vance.
English (264)
German (8)
Dutch (3)
French (2)
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