WorldCat Identities

Rule, Jane

Works: 68 works in 347 publications in 6 languages and 10,233 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
Publication Timeline
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 1,028 WorldCat member 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 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Rule{u2019}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{u2013}1946,??Willa Cather 1876{u2013}1947,? and?Ivy Compton-Burnett 1892{u2013}1969,? among many others, reveal how the concept of love between women can be filtered through one{u2019}s personal experiences and perceptions. There are also chapters about lesbian myths and morality; the effect of the women{u2019}s movement on lesbianism; the inherent conflicts between lesbianism and feminism; how Radclyffe Hall{u2019}s The Well of Loneliness changed fifteen-year-old Rule{u2019}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 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memory board by Jane Rule( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memory{u2014}and the tenuousness of life{u2014}is the theme of this deeply moving novel by Jane Rule When the novel opens, Diana{u2019}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{u2019}s forgiveness. Diana has never met David{u2019}s two daughters. She has no idea how many grandchildren he has. David doesn{u2019}t know Diana{u2019}s longtime lover, Constance, housebound by advancing memory loss and for whom Diana writes the day{u2019}s events on an erasable board to help her keep track of a life that{u2019}s slipping away. Estranged for nearly forty years, David appears at Diana{u2019}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{u2019}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 )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told as a series of interconnected stories, Jane Rule & rsquo;s fifth novel & mdash;offering six characters & rsquo; shifting perspectives & mdash;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 & mdash;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 & rsquo;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 & mdash;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 386 WorldCat member 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 377 WorldCat member 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 371 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 )

16 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member 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
A hot-eyed moderate by Jane Rule( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member 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 & mdash; & ldquo;On Writing & rdquo; & mdash;dispenses advice (writing is & ldquo;a craft that has to be practiced & rdquo;); offers observations (& ldquo;The creative process in any art takes time & rdquo;); and dissects the writer-publisher relationship, both feminist and traditional. Part II & mdash; & ldquo;Writing for the Gay Press & rdquo; & mdash;discusses, among other things, what it means to be a lesbian writer. With chapters like & ldquo;The Myth of Genital Jealousy & rdquo; and & ldquo;You Cannot Judge a Pumpkin & rsquo;s Happiness by the Smile Upon Its Face, & rdquo; this collection shatters common myths such as why you should always write about what you know. There are also moving pieces about Rule & rsquo;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
Inland passage by Jane Rule( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 305 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
Outlander by Jane Rule( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member 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{u2019}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?( 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
School's out : featuring teens educating and confronting homophobia( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and German and held by 12 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don't fade away( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member 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
Loving the difficult by Jane Rule( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Jane Rule compiled this final book of essays during the year before her death. As in her fiction and three previously published essay collections, we find here an absorbing story-teller, a wise observer of character and a fearless spokesperson for lesbian and gay rights." "There is both laughter and grief in these essays, barely-contained anger at injustice, and a clear-eyed acceptance of what can't be changed."--Jacket
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Audience level: 0.44 (from 0.04 for Passionate ... to 0.88 for Reconsider ...)

Memory board
Alternative Names
Jane Rule Canadees schrijfster (1931-2007)

Jane Rule kanadische Autorin

Jane Rule Novelist

Jane Vance Rule

Rule, Jane

Rule, Jane Vance.

Джейн Рул

ג'יין רול

English (283)

German (11)

French (5)

Dutch (4)

Italian (2)

Spanish (2)

The young in one another's armsMemory boardContract with the worldTheme for diverse instruments : storiesThis is not for youAfter the fireAgainst the seasonOutlander