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A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout (Hardcover)

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By Marilyn R. Schuster (Editor), Margaret Atwood (Foreword by)
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A Queer Love Story presents the first fifteen years of letters between Jane Rule - novelist and the first widely recognized "public lesbian" in North America - and Rick B bout, journalist and editor with the Toronto-based Body Politic, an important incubator of LGBT thought and activism. Rule lived in a remote rural community on Galiano Island, British Columbia, but wrote a column for the magazine. B bout resided in and was devoted to Toronto's gay village. Both were transplanted Americans. At turns poignant, scintillating, and incisive, their exchanges include ruminations on queer life and the writing life even as they document some of the most pressing LGBT issues of the '80s and '90s, including HIV/AIDs, censorship, and state policing of desire.

About the Author

Marilyn R. Schuster was the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Smith College and is the author of Passionate Communities: Reading Lesbian Resistance in Jane Rule's Fiction.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780774835435
ISBN-10: 0774835435
Publisher: UBC Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2017
Pages: 648
Language: English