WorldCat Identities

Rule, Jane

Works: 65 works in 399 publications in 6 languages and 10,813 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Romance films  Independent films  Lesbian erotic films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9199.3.R78, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jane Rule
Desert of the heart : a novel by Jane Rule( Book )

71 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,155 WorldCat member 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
Lesbian images by Jane Rule( Book )

31 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Believing that love is best described in a work of art, Jane Rule has chosen for this study of lesbianism the work of brilliantly articulate lesbian writers such as Gertrude Stein, Colette, Vita Sachville West and Willa Cather. Her concern is to discover what images of lesbians these and other lesbian writers have portrayed in fiction, biography and autobiography -- and in particular how they were influenced by religious and psychological concepts as well as their own personal experience in presenting their lesbian characters. Besides revealing the courage of these women in a hostile environment she examines the negative morality in the minds of some of them and reassesses their ideas from a feminist standpoint. In her introductory chapters the author looks at the way love between women has been viewed by society from ancient times to the present; how the Christian church treated both male and female inversion as a punishable sin; and how psychiatry evolved out of the same ancient prejudices that cripple the church. What was "sin" became "sickness" and "punishment" was replaced with "treatment". In her final chapter Jane Rule looks at the dramatic changes that came about with the advent of the women's movement and the occasionally bitter and painful infighting among lesbians and feminists -- expressing ultimately a feeling of hope and optimism for a more positive future."--Goodreads
Contract with the world by Jane Rule( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told as a series of interconnected stories, Jane Rule's fifth novel 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
This is not for you by Jane Rule( Book )

22 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a young woman in the late 1950s and early 1960s as she negotiates her lesbian sexuality. Vividly depicts New York, London and a group of friends as they search for love in a time of strict societal constraints
Memory board by Jane Rule( Book )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For forty years David Crown has kept his twin sister Diana a secret. Until his wife's death, not even his children--Diana's nieces and nephews--have known about Diana and her lifetime companion Constance. But now David seeks to bridge over those years and recapture the closeness of childhood, to become part of Diana's life, to have her be a major part of his. For the independent, irascible Diana, the overtures from her brother are an unwelcome intrusion. Retired from her medical practice, she spends her days fully occupied with Constance, for whom memory is increasingly a sometime thing. David, growing ever more fond of the enchanting Constance, struggles to win her trust ... And Diana is inexorably drawn into the event and drama of David's family life
The young in one another's arms by Jane Rule( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member 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
After the fire by Jane Rule( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member 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 )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AGAINST THE SEASON is a consciously old-fashioned, stylicized [sic] novel about cycles of birth, growth, and death ... An old woman comes to terms with her dead sister while reading her diaries, her pregnant housekeeper teaches her shy grandnephew a little courage; a middle-aged couple yearn to overcome loneliness, an elderly couple court in the face of public ridicule, and Dina Pyros, used furniture dealer and town butch, is courted, public and privately, by Rosemary Hopwood, social worker, nervous, aristocractic and very determined
A hot-eyed moderate by Jane Rule( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How does sexuality evolve among lesbians and gay men? What is the underlying nature of homosexual attitutdes toward aging? Is censorship ever appropriate? Homosexuals telling their parents--when and how? Jane Rule's frank opinions on these issues and many other realities and fallacies of homosexual life..."--Publisher's description
Theme for diverse instruments : stories by Jane Rule( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1e dr. 1975
Outlander by Jane Rule( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ode to George Orwell's "1984" told in alternating male and female voices relates the stories of Aomame, an assassin for a secret organization who discovers that she has been transported to an alternate reality, and Tengo, a mathematics lecturer and novice writer
Inland passage by Jane Rule( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member 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
Canadian short stories by Robert Weaver( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection concentrates on writers whose work belongs to the 1950s and 1960s
Why thee wed?( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As controversy swirls around the issue of same-sex marriage, gay and lesbian couples in North America and abroad are speaking out for the right to marry. Filmed in British Columbia after the legalization of same-sex unions, this program introduces the victorious litigants, who share their views on marriage, religious and political opposition, child adoption, and, most of all, love. Interviews with their families, the lawyer who represented them, and gay rights activist Jane Rule-who takes issue with the institution of marriage-round out the program."--FMG on Demand website
Inland passage and other stories by Jane Rule( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young in one another's srms : a novel by Jane Rule( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An award-winning novel of lesbian identity and camaraderie amid violence and war Ruth Wheeler is the one-armed caretaker of a motley crew of boarders living in her rooming house in Vancouver, BrIt'sh Columbia. The miscreants and outcasts in residence include a sexually confused academic, a one-time-dope-addict-turned-law-student, a high-minded deserter of the Vietnam War, a socially conscious female radical, and a gay man on the run from the cops. Despite personal differences and a turbulent outside world teeming with police brutality, the renters' affection for one another grows and they form a progressive and idealistic "chosen family." However, Ruth's devoted and assimilative spirit is put to the test when her property is slotted to be destroyed by developers. The household packs up and sails to Galiano Island, where they establish a new home, start a business, and strive to overcome the initial antipathy of their neighbors. They even decide to collectively raise a baby born from an unwanted pregnancy. Winner of the 1978 Canadian Authors Association Best Novel of the Year Award, The Young in One Another's Arms stands as one of the most sophisticated portrayals of an alternative model for domestic life
School's out : featuring teens educating and confronting homophobia( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended to provoke discussion about sexuality, sexual orientation, homophobia and heterosexism amongst high school and college students
Desert hearts by Donna Deitch( Visual )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivian is a repressed English professor who goes to Reno for a quickie divorce in 1959. She spends the weeks waiting for final divorce papers at a dumpy dude ranch. There she mets Cay, a beautiful young casino worker. The two develop a friendship that stirs desires in Vivian she cannot deny. Slowly their attraction deepens into bold sensuality as they develop a bond that renews their hearts--and breaks all the rules
Jane Rule--writing( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Canadian writer Jane Rule
After the fire by Jane Rule( Recording )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member 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
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Audience level: 0.39 (from 0.03 for Passionate ... to 0.89 for After the ...)

The young in one another's arms
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 (329)

German (11)

French (5)

Dutch (4)

Italian (2)

Spanish (2)

Contract with the worldThis is not for youMemory boardThe young in one another's armsAfter the fireAgainst the seasonTheme for diverse instruments : storiesOutlander