Author: Nella Larsen
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Hypocrisy and prejudice compel a principled racially mixed teacher to desert a steady job and a socially prominent fiancâe.

American Women Writers 1900 1945

Author: Laurie Champion
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Blackmore, David L. " "That Unreasonable Restless Feeling': The Homosexual
Subtexts of Nella Larsen's Passing." African American Review 26 (1992): 475-84.
Chandler, Karen M. "Nella Larsen's Fatal Polarities: Melodrama and Its Limits in
Quicksand." CLA Journal 42 (1998): 24-47. Christian, Barbara. Black Women
Novelists: The Development of a Tradition, 1892-1976. Westport, CT: Greenwood
, 1980. Clemmen, Yves W. A. "Nella Larsen's Quicksand: A Narrative of


Author: Nella Larsen
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Quicksand (1928) is the first novel to give a voice to the sexual desires of a black woman.

Crossing The Line

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Evidence of the rise of racial passing to prominence as an object of academic
study is offered by the recent history of Nella Larsen's Passing (1929), a book
whose reputation had languished prior to its 1986 repub- lication (in a single-
volume edition with Larsen's novella Quicksand) by Rutgers University Press as
part of its American Women Writers series. Quicksand and Passing was
introduced to readers by Deborah McDowell, whose re-reading of Larsen's work
helped to broaden ...

The Routledge Introduction To American Women Writers

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... blackness, and cultural expectations about womanhood found in her fiction
stemmed from her personal experience.21 Her writing career was brief but
brilliant: after attending Fisk University, training as a nurse, and working at the
Tuskegee Institute and the New York Public Library, she took a leave of absence
and wrote two acclaimed novels in quick succession, Quicksand (1928) and
Passing (1929), but she never produced anything else. While like many women
writers she was ...

Postcolonial Perspectives On Women Writers From Africa The Caribbean And The Us

Author: Martin Japtok
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"My Picture of You Is, After All, the True Helga Crane": Portraiture and Identity in
Nella Larsen's Quicksand" Signs 20.31 (1995), 575-600. Elkins, Marilyn. "
Expatriate Afro-American Women as Exotics." International Women's Writing:
New Landscapes of Identify. Eds. Anne E. Brown and Marjanne E. Gooze.
Westport: Greenwood P, 1995. 264-73. Dittmar, Linda. "When Privilege is no
Protection: The Woman Artist in Quicksand and The House of Mirth." Writing the
Woman Artist. Essays ...

Encyclopedia Of African American Women Writers

Author: Yolanda Williams Page
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313334290
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BIBLIOGRAPHY Works by Nella Larsen The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen:
Passing, Quicksand and the Short Stories, edited by Marita Golden. New York:
Anchor Books, 2003. ''Freedom'' (1926). In The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen:
Passsing, Quicksand and the Stories. Ed. Charles Larson. New York: Anchor,
2001. Passing. New York: Penguin Classics, 1929. Quicksand and Passing (
reprint). New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1986. ''Sanctuary'' (1930).
In The ...

Illuminating Letters

Author: Paul C. Gutjahr
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
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Appearing during the 1970s and early 1980s in such venues as Black American
Literature Forum and Afro-Americans in New York Life and History, this criticism
emerged as part of a larger black feminist/womanist project to recover and assert
... 15 Around 1986, however, the critical road to Larsen's work got smoother when
, as part of its growing American Women Writers series, Rutgers University Press
published Passing in a one-volume omnibus with Quicksand, Larsen's first novel

American Women Writers Poetics And The Nature Of Gender Study

Author: Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo
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These led her to knowledge of the aspects of a natural social phenomenon.
Semiautobiographical, Quicksand, my favorite novel, is about Helga, born to a
white mother and an absent black father. As a young woman, like me, Helga
teaches. Moving to Harlem and eventually to Denmark, she attempts a new life.
Nella Larsen's novel, Passing, is centered on the narrative by a fictional character
, Clare Kendry, a light-skinned biracial woman living as a white woman. In this
way, this novel ...

The Concise Oxford Companion To African American Literature

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This was the same year that Larsen and two of the emerging Harlem writers,
Walter *White and Jessie Redmon *Fauset, agreed to write novels depicting the
complex realities of African American life. Quicksand and Passing, Larsen's only
published novels, immediately earned her a considerable reputation and
prominence as a writer of powerful explorations of female psychology and
modern consciousness. Quicksand follows the exploits of an educated mixed-
race woman, “Helga ...