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Rule, Jane

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Works: 55 works in 321 publications in 6 languages and 9,878 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Independent films  Romance films  Lesbian erotic films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9199.3.R78, 813.54
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Lesbian images by Jane Rule( Book )
26 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,025 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 )
62 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,013 libraries worldwide
Set in the late fifties in Reno, Nevada, this classic of lesbian eroticism is Jane Rule's first novel. Two women meet and fall in love in Reno, Nevada. Evelyn Hall has gone there to get a divorce from her husband; Ann Childs works there as a change girl in a gambling casino. The movie Desert Hearts is based on this novel by Jane Rule
The young in one another's arms by Jane Rule( Book )
15 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
Memory board by Jane Rule( Book )
22 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 433 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 )
16 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 411 libraries worldwide
Told as a series of interconnected stories, Jane Rule’s fifth novel—offering six characters’ shifting perspectives—takes us to a place where feminism, creativity, and sexual politics collide Contract with the World follows a group of friends, artists, and lovers as they negotiate the shifting terrain of the 1970s—a time when gay and lesbian politics were just emerging. Divided into six parts, the novel enters a world marked by desire, ambition, jealousy, and love. We follow these sexually adventurous thirty-something friends as they marry, divorce, take lovers, lose love, and never stop searching for personal and artistic fulfillment. Whether gay, straight, or bisexual, Rule’s characters are as much a product of the era that defines them as of the wise and foolhardy choices they make in their own turbulent lives—choices that will have inevitable, sometimes tragic consequences
Theme for diverse instruments : stories by Jane Rule( Book )
14 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
1e dr. 1975
After the fire by Jane Rule( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 375 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
This is not for you by Jane Rule( Book )
21 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 365 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
Against the season by Jane Rule( Book )
16 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 359 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 )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 306 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 )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 305 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 )
7 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 265 libraries worldwide
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 )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Intended to provoke discussion about sexuality, sexual orientation, homophobia and heterosexism amongst high school and college students
Desert hearts by Donna Deitch( visu )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and German and held by 13 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
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)
Takao Tanabe : 1972-1976 : the land : an exhibition by Takao Tanabe( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
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
For openers : conversations with 24 Canadian writers by Alan Twigg( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Jane Rule kanadische Autorin
Jane Rule Novelist
Rule, Jane
Rule, Jane Vance.
ג'יין רול
Languages
English (273)
German (9)
French (5)
Dutch (4)
Spanish (2)
Italian (1)
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