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The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen: Passing, Quicksand, and the Stories

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In The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen, whose career flamed brightly but briefly in the 1920s, we rediscover one of the most gifted writers of the Harlem Renaissance.

Nella Larsen's subject is the struggle of sensitive, spirited heroines to find a place for themselves in a hostile world. Passing is the story of a light-skinned beauty who, after spending years passing for white, finds herself dangerously drawn to an old friend's Harlem neighborhood. In Quicksand, a restless young mulatto tries desperately to find a comfortable place in a world in which she sees herself as a perpetual outsider. Race and marriage offer few securities here or in the other stories in a collection that is compellingly readable, rich in psychological complexity, and imbued with a sense of place that brings Harlem vibrantly to life.

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"Highly charged interior dramas of the black middle class in Harlem [by] an original and hugely insightful writer." The New York Times

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"Discovering The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen is like finding lost money with no name on it. One can enjoy it with delight and share it without guilt." Maya Angelou

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In this collection, readers rediscover one of the most gifted writers of the Harlem Renaissance, whose career flamed brightly but briefly in the 1920s. Nella Larsen's subject is the struggle of sensitive, spirited heroines to find a place for themselves in a hostile world.

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ISBN:
9780385721004
Editor:
Larson, Charles R.
Foreword:
Golden, Marita
Foreword by:
Golden, Marita
Foreword:
Golden, Marita
Editor:
Larson, Charles
Author:
Larson, Charles
Author:
Larsen, Nella
Author:
Golden, Marita
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Racially mixed people
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Copenhagen
Subject:
Harlem
Subject:
Passing
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Danish American women
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Anchor Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1625-C
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.02x5.28x.69 in. .53 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Highly charged interior dramas of the black middle class in Harlem [by] an original and hugely insightful writer."
"Review" by , "Discovering The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen is like finding lost money with no name on it. One can enjoy it with delight and share it without guilt."
"Synopsis" by , In this collection, readers rediscover one of the most gifted writers of the Harlem Renaissance, whose career flamed brightly but briefly in the 1920s. Nella Larsen's subject is the struggle of sensitive, spirited heroines to find a place for themselves in a hostile world.
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