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Quicksand; And, Passing (American Women Writers)

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Publisher Comments:

"Quicksand and Passing are novels I will never forget. They open up a whole world of experience and struggle that seemed to me, when I first read them years ago, absolutely absorbing, fascinating, and indispensable."-Alice Walker

"A tantalizing mix of moral fable and sensuous colorful narrative, exploring female sexuality and racial solidarity."-Women's Studies International Forum

Nella Larsen's novels Quicksand (1928) and Passing (1929) document the historical realities of Harlem in the 1920s and shed a bright light on the social world of the black bourgeoisie. The novels' greatest appeal and achievement, however, is not sociological, but psychological. As noted in the editor's comprehensive introduction, Larsen takes the theme of psychic dualism, so popular in Harlem Renaissance fiction, to a higher and more complex level, displaying a sophisticated understanding and penetrating analysis of black female psychology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813511702
Editor:
McDowell, Deborah
Author:
McDowell, Deborah
Author:
Larsen, Nella
Author:
McDowell, Deborah E.
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Location:
New Brunswick, N.J. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Afro-American women
Subject:
American - African American & Black
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Afro-American women -- Fiction.
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
Racially mixed people
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
American women writers series
Series Volume:
99-208
Publication Date:
19860431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 0.75 oz

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