Rubyfruit Jungle

Rubyfruit Jungle
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-06-25
ISBN 10: 0804152764
ISBN 13: 9780804152761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rubyfruit Jungle Book Review:

“The rare work of fiction that has changed real life . . . If you don’t yet know Molly Bolt—or Rita Mae Brown, who created her—I urge you to read and thank them both.”—Gloria Steinem Winner of the Lambda Literary Pioneer Award | Winner of the Lee Lynch Classic Book Award A landmark coming-of-age novel that launched the career of one of this country’s most distinctive voices, Rubyfruit Jungle remains a transformative work more than forty years after its original publication. In bawdy, moving prose, Rita Mae Brown tells the story of Molly Bolt, the adoptive daughter of a dirt-poor Southern couple who boldly forges her own path in America. With her startling beauty and crackling wit, Molly finds that women are drawn to her wherever she goes—and she refuses to apologize for loving them back. This literary milestone continues to resonate with its message about being true to yourself and, against the odds, living happily ever after. Praise for Rubyfruit Jungle “Groundbreaking.”—The New York Times “Powerful . . . a truly incredible book . . . I found myself laughing hysterically, then sobbing uncontrollably just moments later.”—The Boston Globe “You can’t fully know—or enjoy—how much the world has changed without reading this truly wonderful book.”—Andrew Tobias, author of The Best Little Boy in the World “A crass and hilarious slice of growing up ‘different,’ as fun to read today as it was in 1973.”—The Rumpus “Molly Bolt is a genuine descendant—genuine female descendant—of Huckleberry Finn. And Rita Mae Brown is, like Mark Twain, a serious writer who gets her messages across through laughter.”—Donna E. Shalala “A trailblazing literary coup at publication . . . It was the right book at the right time.”—Lee Lynch, author of Beggar of Love From the Trade Paperback edition.

Rubyfruit Jungle

Rubyfruit Jungle
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-07-02
ISBN 10: 147352234X
ISBN 13: 9781473522343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rubyfruit Jungle Book Review:

A dramatic coming of age novel that is deeply human in how it confronts prejudice and injustice. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY RITA MAE BROWN Molly Bolt is a young lady with a big character. Beautiful, funny and bright, Molly figures out at a young age that she will have to be tough to stay true to herself in 1950s America. In her dealings with boyfriends and girlfriends, in the rocky relationship with her mother and in her determination to pursue her career, she will fight for her right to happiness. Charming, proud and inspiring, Molly is the girl who refuses to be put in a box.

Rubyfruit Jungle

Rubyfruit Jungle
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 1101965126
ISBN 13: 9781101965122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rubyfruit Jungle Book Review:

"Critically acclaimed, Rubyfruit Junglelaunched Rita Mae Brown s career as one of this country s most distinctive writers and continues to be a powerful seminal work more than 40 years after its original publication. Bawdy and moving, the ultimate word-of-mouth bestseller, Rubyfruit Jungleis about growing up a lesbian in America - and living happily ever after."

A Study Guide for Rita Mae Brown s Ruby Fruit Jungle

A Study Guide for Rita Mae Brown s  Ruby Fruit Jungle
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN 10: 1410357066
ISBN 13: 9781410357069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Rita Mae Brown s Ruby Fruit Jungle Book Review:

A Study Guide for Rita Mae Brown's "Ruby Fruit Jungle," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Beggar of Love

Beggar of Love
Author: Lee Lynch
Publsiher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN 10: 1602823642
ISBN 13: 9781602823648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beggar of Love Book Review:

Jefferson is the lover every woman wants to beÑor to have. Magnetically attractive, athletic, alcoholic, Jefferson is an anchorless innocent wandering through a world of women who can resist her no more than she can resist them. Never lacking a lover, Jefferson knows little of love; brought up on the right side of the tracks, she's drawn to the wild side. Every lesbian has known JeffersonÑor is Jefferson. Not since The Well of Loneliness has there been a lesbian novel of this scope. But much has changed since thenÉ

Six of One

Six of One
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-01-31
ISBN 10: 0399181024
ISBN 13: 9780399181023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six of One Book Review:

Perched right on the Mason-Dixon line, tiny Runnymede, Maryland, is ripe with a history almost as colorful as the women who live there—from Celeste Chalfonte, headstrong and aristocratic, who murders for principle and steals her brother’s wife, to Fannie Jump Creighton, who runs a speakeasy right in her own home when hard times come knocking. Then of course, there’re Louise and Julia, the boldly eccentric Hunsenmeir sisters. Wheezie and Juts spend their whole lives in Runnymede, cheerfully quibbling about everything from men to child-rearing to how to drive a car. But they never let small-town life keep them from chasing their biggest dreams—or from being true to who they really are. Sparkling with a perfect combination of sisterhood and sass, Six of One is a richly textured Southern canvas—Rita Mae Brown “at her winning, fondest best”(Kirkus Reviews).

Failing at Happiness

Failing at Happiness
Author: Katerina Hirschfeld
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1224180781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Failing at Happiness Book Review:

There is minimal scholarship focusing on Rubyfruit Jungle (1973) by Rita Mae Brown, Stone Butch Blues (1993) by Leslie Feinberg, and Tomboy Survival Guide (2016) by Ivan E. Coyote. In an attempt to remedy this lack in existing research, my thesis explores the temporal relationship between the three queer narrators of these texts and their failures to embody heteronormative ideals of happiness and success. The literary analyses of these texts are informed by a theoretical framework that is predominantly comprised of Judith Butler's Gender Trouble, Jack Halberstam's The Queer Art of Failure, and Sarah Ahmed's The Promise of Happiness. I demonstrate that each narrator has memories of their repeated failure to be made happy by heteronormative ideals, and that these past experiences continue to affect them in the future. In addition, I demonstrate that, while the narrators attempt to forget their painful pasts of failure and their consequences, forgetting is an impossible task. Nevertheless, while forgetting is not an effective means for them to move on from these experiences, collective action is represented as a way for the narrators to cope with their memories of failure and pursue a hopeful future. However, their ability to connect with collectives is influenced by their respective sociopolitical moments.

Rita Will

Rita Will
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2009-12-23
ISBN 10: 0307573923
ISBN 13: 9780307573926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rita Will Book Review:

When Rita Mae Brown writes, people often end up laughing out loud. So naturally, when the bestselling author of Rubyfruit Jungle, Venus Envy, and the Mrs. Murphy mystery series writes about her own life, it's a hoot, a rollicking ride with an independent, opinionated woman who changed literary history--the first openly lesbian writer to break into the mainstream. Now, in Rita Will, she tells all...and tells it hilariously. It is often said that the best comedy springs from hard times. And Rita Mae Brown has seen plenty of those. In this irresistibly readable memoir, she recounts the drama of her birth as the illegitimate daughter of a flighty blue blood who left her in an orphanage. The sickly baby was quickly rescued by relatives eager to adopt her but afraid she would not survive the long journey home. Her determination to live, and shock everyone by doing it, has become a metaphor for her entire life. Though raised by these loving adoptive parents and a wacky host of other interfering kin, Rita Mae Brown learned early on to be tough and to speak her mind. It was her refusal to be anything but herself that often brought her the most trouble. Here she tells of her tempestuous relationship with her adoptive mother, the mythic Juts of the novels Six of One and Bingo, who called her "the ill," for illegitimate, whenever she lost her temper, and who swore she'd introduce Rita Mae to the social graces, including the dreaded cotillion, even if it killed them both. Here, too, Rita Mae reveals how her headstrong support of social causes almost cost her a hard-earned education and her outspokenness in the early days of the women's movement got her drummed out of NOW, and how the release of her first novel, the scandalous classic Rubyfruit Jungle, made her an overnight phenomenon--the most famous openly gay person in America--and took her from the heights of the New York Times bestseller list to the surreal playhouse that is Hollywood. Through it all, Rita Mae has drawn strength from her profound bond with animals, from her abiding affection for the South and its native tongue, and from the great passions of her life. She writes with close-to-the-bone honesty about woman-woman love...including her love-at-first-sight relationship with a popular actor and her headline-making romance with tennis great Martina Navratilova. With her trademark humor, she unflinchingly bares her own flaws, flouting public opinion yet displaying the unflappable good sense that shows through everything she writes. A look into a woman's mind and a writer's irrepressible spirit, Rita Will is quintessential Rita Mae Brown--a book that feels like a kick-your-shoes-off visit with an old friend.

In Her Day

In Her Day
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-06-25
ISBN 10: 0804152756
ISBN 13: 9780804152754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Her Day Book Review:

For years a "lost" collector's item, here is the second novel from a brilliant young author testing her literary muscle, and it's bursting at the seams with Rita Mae Brown's trademark cast of characters and crackling quips. Written immediately after her classic Rubyfruit Jungle, In Her Day takes a loving swipe at the charged political atmosphere of Greenwich Village in the early seventies. Elegant art history professor Carole Hanratty insists brains transcend lust—until she crashes into Ilse, a revolutionary feminist flush with the arrogance of youth. Blazing with rhetoric, their romance is a sexual and ideological inferno. Ilse campaigns to get Carole to join The Movement, but forty-four-year-old Carole and her zany peers have twenty years of fight behind them and are wary of causes bogged down in talk. After all, says Carole's best friend, the real reason for a revolution is so the good things in life circulate. Her idea of subversion is hiring a Rolls-Royce to go to McDonald's. In Her Day, with its infectious merriment and serious underpinnings, proves that if politics is the great divider, humor is the ultimate restorative.

Starting from Scratch

Starting from Scratch
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-05-04
ISBN 10: 0307794008
ISBN 13: 9780307794000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Starting from Scratch Book Review:

From the best-selling author of Rubyfruit Jungle and Bingo, here is a writers' manual as provocative, frank, and funny as her fiction. Unlike most writers' guides, this one had as much to do with how writers live as with mastering the tools of their trade. Rita Mae Brown begins with a very personal account of her own career, from her days as a young poet who had written a novel no publisher wanted to take a chance on, right up to her recent adventures as a Hollywood screenwriter. In a sassy style that makes her outspoken advice as entertaining as it is useful, she provides straight talk about paying the rent while maintaining the energy to write; and dealing with agents, publishers, critics, and the publicity circus; about pursuingj ournalisim, academia, or screen-writing; and about rejecting the Hemingway myth of the hard-living, hard-drinking genius. In addition Brown, a former teacher or writing, offers a serious examination of the writer's tool--language, plotting, characters, symbolism--plus exercises to sharpen the ear for dialogue, and a fascinating, annoted reading list of important works from the seventh century to the late twentieth.

Venus Envy

Venus Envy
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-10-21
ISBN 10: 9780307574169
ISBN 13: 0307574164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Venus Envy Book Review:

At thirty-five, Mary Frazier Armstrong, called "Frazier" by friends and enemies alike, is a sophisticated woman with a thriving art gallery, a healthy bank balance, and an enviable social position. In fact, she has everything to live for, but she's lying in a hospital bed with a morphine drip in her arm and a life expectancy measured in hours. "Don't die a stranger," her assistant says on her last hospital visit. "Tell the people you love who you are." And so, as her last act on earth, Frazier writes letters to her closest family and friends, telling them exactly what she thinks of them and, since she will be dead by the time they receive the letters, the truth about herself: she's gay. The letters are sent. Then the manure hits the fan in Charlottesville, Virginia, because the funny thing is, Frazier Armstrong isn't going to die after all. From the Paperback edition.

Sororophobia

Sororophobia
Author: Helena Michie
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1992-05-28
ISBN 10: 9780195360813
ISBN 13: 0195360818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sororophobia Book Review:

This book looks at how differences among women have been textually represented at a variety of historical moments and in a variety of cultural contexts, including Victorian mainstream fiction, African-American mulatto novels, late twentieth-century lesbian communities, and contemporary country music. Sororophobia designates the complex and shifting relations between women's attempts to identify with other women and their often simultaneous desire to establish and retain difference. Michie argues for the centrality to feminism of a paradigm that moves beyond celebrations of identity and sisterhood to a more nuanced notion of women's relations with other women which may include such uncomfortable concepts as envy, jealousy, and competition as well as more institutionalized ideas of difference such as race and class. Chapters on literature are interspersed by "inter-chapters" on the choreography of sameness and difference among women in popular culture.

High Hearts

High Hearts
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-05-18
ISBN 10: 0307793974
ISBN 13: 9780307793973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Hearts Book Review:

From the celebrated author of Rubyfruit Jungle and Bingo comes a stirring novel of the Civil War, a tale of true love and mistaken identity. Brimming with colorful characters and vivid settings, High Hearts is Rita Mae Brown at her most ambitious and entertaining. April 12, 1861. Bright, gutsy and young, Geneva Chatfield marries Nash Hart in Albemarle County, Virginia, the same day Fort Sumter's guns fire the start of the Civil War. Five days later she loses him as Nash joins the Confederate Army. Geneva, who is known as the best rider since Light Horse Harry Lee, cuts her hair, dons a uniform, enlists as "Jimmy Chatfield," then rides off to be with her beloved Nash. But sensitive Nash recoils in horror from the violence of war, while Geneva is invigorated by the chase and the fight. Can she be all the man her husband isn't? She'll sure as hell try. But there is a complication, and his name is Major "Mars" Vickers. This macho major, to his own shock and amazement, finds himself inexplicably attracted to the young soldier named "Jimmy." And this is only the beginning of a novel that moves with sureness and grace from the ferocity of battle to the struggle on the homefront, and brings passion and sly humor to a story of dawning love. High Hearts is a penetrating, delightful and sweeping tale that gives fresh life to a fascinating time.

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-11-24
ISBN 10: 1409088561
ISBN 13: 9781409088561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit Book Review:

This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God's elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts. At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and her family, for the young woman she loves. Innovative, punchy and tender, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a few days ride into the bizarre outposts of religious excess and human obsession. With a new introduction by the author 'Witty, bizarre, extraordinary and exhilarating' The Times 'She is a master of her material, a writer in whom great talent abides' Vanity Fair 'Many consider her to be the best living writer in this language... In her hands, words are fluid, radiant, humming' Evening Standard 'A novel that deserves revisiting' Observer 'A wonderful rites-of-passage novel' Mariella Frostrup

Abandoning the role model Gender and sexuality in Rita Mae Brown s Rubyfruit Jungle

Abandoning the role model   Gender and sexuality in Rita Mae Brown s  Rubyfruit Jungle
Author: Kathrin Gerbe
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2005-10-27
ISBN 10: 3638432556
ISBN 13: 9783638432559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abandoning the role model Gender and sexuality in Rita Mae Brown s Rubyfruit Jungle Book Review:

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Siegen, course: Protest and Liberation: American Literature of the 60s and 70s, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: From its beginnings, American society was a system based on certain values, e.g. Christianity. These values are affected by events like war, waves of immigration and the fluctuations of economy and therefore change constantly. In those changing times, family was meant to be a fixed value in society but in the 20th century they started to disintegrate, especially referring to the role model of women. This paper discusses the presentation of gender and sexuality in Rita Mae Brown's novel "Rubyfruit Jungle", including female role models and homosexuality in the context of the ever present conventions in 1960s America.

Outfoxed

Outfoxed
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2005-07-26
ISBN 10: 9780345485960
ISBN 13: 0345485963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outfoxed Book Review:

From the bestselling author of the landmark work Rubyfruit Jungle comes an engaging, original new novel that only Rita Mae Brown could have written. In the pristine world of Virginia foxhunting, hunters, horses, hounds, and foxes form a lively community of conflicting loyalties, where the thrill of the chase and the intricacies of human-animal relationships are experienced firsthand--and murder exposes a proud Southern community's unsavory secrets. . . . As Master of the prestigious Jefferson Hunt Club, Jane Arnold, known as Sister, is the most revered citizen in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountain town where a rigid code of social conduct and deep-seated tradition carry more weight than money. Nearing seventy, Sister now must select a joint master to ensure a smooth transition of leadership after her death. It is an honor of the highest order--and one that any serious social climber would covet like the Holy Grail. Virginian to the bone with a solid foxhunting history, Fontaine Buruss is an obvious candidate, but his penchant for philandering and squandering money has earned him a less than sparkling reputation. And not even Sister knows about his latest tawdry scandal. Then there is Crawford Howard, a Yankee in a small town where Rebel bloodlines are sacred. Still, Crawford has money--lots of it--and as Sister is well aware, maintaining a first-class hunt club is far from cheap. With the competition flaring up, Southern gentility flies out the window. Fontaine and Crawford will stop at nothing to discredit each other. Soon the entire town is pulled into a rivalry that is spiraling dangerously out of control. Even the animals have strong opinions, and only Sister is able to maintain objectivity. But when opening hunt day ends in murder, she, too, is stunned. Who was bold and skilled enough to commit murder on the field? It could only be someone who knew both the territory and the complex nature of the hunt inside out. Sister knows of three people who qualify--and only she, with the help of a few clever foxes and hounds, can lay the trap to catch the killer. A colorful foray into an intriguing world, Outfoxed features a captivating cast of Southerners and their unforgettable animal counterparts. Rita Mae Brown has written a masterful novel that surprises, delights, and enchants. From the Hardcover edition.

Sudden Death

Sudden Death
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-05-04
ISBN 10: 0307793966
ISBN 13: 9780307793966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sudden Death Book Review:

Outrageous, irrepressible and endlessly entertaining, the bestselling author of Rubyfruit Jungle and Bingo spins a behind-the-scenes tale of women's professional tennis that dramtically intertwines the heart-stopping excitement of competition and the lingering heartache of intimate human bonds. Carmen Semanan loves three things passionalty: tennis, money and professor Harriet Rawls. Just twenty-four, Carmen is at her peak as one of the world's top-seeded tennis champions, determined to win the coveted Grand Slam. She is protected from everything but the grueling demands of her sport by an avericious agent and her devoted gusty Harriet. All the odds are in her favor. But there are weeds growing in her paradise patch. Carmen's vey latin brother, Miguel, parlays her succes into a financial house of cards with deals that include smuggling, forgery, and fraud. Susan Reilly, Carmen's archrival and former lover, leaks word of Carms's relationship with Harriet to the press--and tennis's best-kept secret is blown into a front-page scandal. From the French Open to Wimbledon, jealousies, ambitions and passions are set to explode. Now, with everything she cherishes on the line, Carmen must test the true depths of her feelings-both on and off the court.

Southern Discomfort

Southern Discomfort
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 249
Release: 1982
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015020643766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Southern Discomfort Book Review:

In 1918, in Montgomery, Alabama, Hortensia Reedmuller Banastre, the bored wife of an upper-class Southern gentleman, falls for Hercules Jinks, a fifteen-year-old Black who dreams of becoming a boxer

Alma Mater

Alma Mater
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307414507
ISBN 13: 9780307414502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alma Mater Book Review:

Sex makes monkeys out of all of us. If you don’t give in to it, you wind up a cold, unfeeling bastard. If you do, you spend the rest of your life picking up the pieces. . . . At the start of senior year at William & Mary, the six-foot-tall, raven-haired beauty Victoria “Vic” Savedge finds her future mapped out in detail. She will marry Charly Harrison, the son of one of Virginia’s most prominent families. Though branded by a fiery streak of independence, Vic hasn’t really considered any other options. Until she meets a woman named Chris. A transfer from Vermont, Chris is new to Southern mores and attitudes. Though instantly captivated by Vic, she is also drawn to the entire quirky but charming Savedge family. But the young women’s friendship is not your basic college-girl variety. For neither can resist their mutual attraction–an attraction that erupts into a passion that will forever change the course of both their lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Annie on My Mind

Annie on My Mind
Author: Nancy Garden
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 1504046617
ISBN 13: 9781504046619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annie on My Mind Book Review:

A landmark in LGBT fiction, this captivating story of two teenage girls who fall in love is a “classic of the genre” (Publishers Weekly). When Liza Winthrop first lays eyes on Annie Kenyon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she knows there’s something special between them. Soon, their close friendship develops into a deep and intimate romance. Neither imagined that falling in love could be so wonderful, but as Liza and Annie’s newfound sexuality sparks conflict in both their families and at their schools, they discover it will take more than love for their relationship to succeed. One of the first books to positively portray a lesbian relationship, Annie on My Mind is a groundbreaking classic of the genre. The subject of a First Amendment lawsuit over banned books and one of School Library Journal’s “One Hundred Books that Shaped the Century,” Nancy Garden’s iconic novel is an important story for anyone discovering who they’re meant to be.