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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.

Synopsis:

Gathers three stories and two novels by Larsen, an influential writer of the Harlem Renaissance, including Passing, about a light-skinned beauty who has spent years passing as white, and Quicksand, in which a young mulatto searches for a place she can call home, in a volume that also briefly describes her background. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Table of Contents

Foreward / Marita Golden — Introduction / Charles R. Lawson — The wrong man — Freedom — Sanctuary — Quicksand — Passing — Nella Larson, a chronology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307757166
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Foreword:
Golden, Marita
Editor:
Larson, Charles
Creator:
Nella Larsen
Author:
Golden, Marita
Author:
Larsen, Nella
Author:
Charles R. Larson
Author:
Larson, Charles R.
Author:
Nella Larsen
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Racially mixed people
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
Harlem
Subject:
Passing
Subject:
Danish American women
Subject:
Copenhagen
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20011106
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
278

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » African American » General

The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen: Passing, Quicksand, and the Stories
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Product details 278 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307757166 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Gathers three stories and two novels by Larsen, an influential writer of the Harlem Renaissance, including Passing, about a light-skinned beauty who has spent years passing as white, and Quicksand, in which a young mulatto searches for a place she can call home, in a volume that also briefly describes her background. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
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