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Rule, Jane

Works: 61 works in 344 publications in 6 languages and 10,237 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Independent films  Lesbian erotic films  Romance films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9199.3.R78, 813.54
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Publications by Jane Rule, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Jane Rule
Desert of the heart : a novel by Jane Rule( Book )
66 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,034 libraries worldwide
Set in the late 1950s, this is the story of Evelyn Hall, an English Professor, who goes to Reno to obtain a divorce and put an end to her disastrous 16-year marriage. While staying at a boarding house to establish her six-week residency requirement she meets Ann Childs, a casino worker and fifteen years her junior. Physically, they are remarkably alike and eventually have an affair and begin the struggle to figure out just how a relationship between two women can last. Desert of the Heart examines the conflict between convention and freedom and the ways in which the characters try to resolve the conflict
Lesbian images by Jane Rule( Book )
30 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,026 libraries worldwide
Jane Rule & rsquo;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: & ldquo;This book is not intended to be a comprehensive literary or cultural history of lesbians. & rdquo; 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 & ldquo;Gertrude Stein 1874 & ndash;1946, & rdquo; & ldquo;Willa Cather 1876 & ndash;1947, & rdquo; and & ldquo;Ivy Compton-Burnett 1892 & ndash;1969, & rdquo; among many others, reveal how the concept of love between women can be filtered through one & rsquo;s personal experiences and perceptions. There are also chapters about lesbian myths and morality; the effect of the women & rsquo;s movement on lesbianism; the inherent conflicts between lesbianism and feminism; how Radclyffe Hall & rsquo;s The Well of Loneliness changed fifteen-year-old Rule & rsquo;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
The young in one another's arms by Jane Rule( Book )
17 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
This novel is about communities and the differences between people that allow them to come together. Race, gender, sexuality and politics are reappearing themes among the characters. Young defectors from the American war gather in the house, barely able to articulate their bewilderment at life's challenges. In Rule's sparse but generous prose, the players dance around each others' lives, moving fluidly, loving, maturing, finding solace or heartbreak, each one touching the lives of all the others
Memory board by Jane Rule( Book )
23 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 441 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
Contract with the world by Jane Rule( Book )
18 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 418 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
Theme for diverse instruments : stories by Jane Rule( Book )
14 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
1e dr. 1975
This is not for you by Jane Rule( Book )
21 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 378 libraries worldwide
"This Is Not For You tells the story of a young woman in the late 1950s and early 1960s as she negotiates her lesbian sexuality. This epistolary lament - an unsent letter to a lover who was never quite a lover - depicts New York and London and a group of friends as they search, sometimes in vain, for a sustaining love in a time of strict societal constraints."--BOOK JACKET
After the fire by Jane Rule( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 372 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
Against the season by Jane Rule( Book )
16 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
Jane Rule & rsquo;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 & rsquo;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 & rsquo;s life as they unpeel layers of family history. As the past starts to impinge on the present, her relations & mdash;then and now & mdash;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 )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
The stories in this remarkable collection by Jane Rule explore the relationships among men and women, women and women, and families & mdash;both conventional and unconventional From traditional families to relationships that break new ground, this anthology runs the gamut of human emotions. The eponymous heroine & ldquo;Dulce & rdquo; is a self-proclaimed muse, witch, whore, & ldquo;preying lesbian, & rdquo; and & ldquo;devouring mother & rdquo; who has a profound effect on the lives of the women and men around her. & ldquo;His Nor Hers & rdquo;tracks the unraveling of a marriage & mdash;with unexpected results. & ldquo;The Real World & rdquo; explores the moral universe of a female mechanic who creates an unconventional family. In & ldquo;A Matter of Numbers, & rdquo; a divorced math professor falls in love with her twenty-year-old student. And the title story introduces two women & mdash;one widowed, one divorced & mdash;who rediscover romance aboard a cruise ship. Whether she & rsquo;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 )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 307 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 )
9 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
Fiction and nonfiction form compelling counterpoints in this powerful look at love and lesbianism The stories and essays in this anthology depict homosexuality in all its variegated forms. In?Home Movie,? Alysoun Carr, a clarinetist with the San Francisco Symphony, learns about overcoming fear from a woman named Constantina.?In the Attic of the House? depicts sixty-five-year-old Alice, who rents rooms to younger gay women who have no inkling of Alice's tragic lesbian past.?Outlander? is about a widowed alcoholic trying to stay sober through a war that will take her son and, possibly, her longtime lover.?Sexuality in Literature? is a lively essay about everything from the homophobia that exists in all of us to the new words that need to be invented for female sexuality
Why thee wed? ( visu )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 100 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 27 libraries worldwide
Intended to provoke discussion about sexuality, sexual orientation, homophobia and heterosexism amongst high school and college students
Desert hearts ( visu )
7 editions published between 1985 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
Jane Rule--writing ( visu )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Interview with Canadian writer Jane Rule
Outlander : Kurzgeschichten und Essays by Jane Rule( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Don't fade away ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Life was easy for Jackson White (Ryan Kwanten). With looks brains and athletic ability the possibilities seem endless. But when he came to New York city to pursue a career in the music industry he was so seduced by money and status that he lost track of who he was. Now with both his personal and professional lives heading towards the brink of disaster he retreats home to care for his dying father (Beau Bridges). While in North Carolina he'll have to confront the friends he lost track of and the girl he left behind (Mischa Barton)
Taking my life by Jane Rule( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Jane Rule tells the story of her first twenty-one years of life. The manuscript was discovered in her papers in 2008, a year after her death
Detained at customs : Jane Rule testifies at the Little Sister's trial by Jane Rule( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Tekst van de vragen van de advokaat van Little Sister's, Joseph Arvay en de antwoorden van Jane Rule daarop. Tussen het materiaal dat de douane in 1986 tegenhield, zaten ook twee boeken van Rule, die literatuur doceert aan de Universiteit van Vancouver en een Canadese literaire prijs ontving voor een van de titels. Rule werd gehoord als getuige-deskundige. - Pikant detail: een van de douane-ambtenaren die de boeken tegenhield was een oud-student van Rule, die gezakt was voor een tentamen en die mede daardoor zijn studie moest staken. Rule schreef een aanbevelingsbrief voor hem toen hij bij de douane solliciteerde
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Alternative Names
Jane Rule Canadees schrijfster (1931-2007)
Jane Rule kanadische Autorin
Jane Vance Rule
Rule, Jane
Rule, Jane Vance.
Джейн Рул
ג'יין רול
English (285)
German (11)
French (5)
Dutch (4)
Italian (2)
Spanish (2)
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