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A writer of the Harlem Renaissance, Nella Larsen wrote just two novels, published here, and a handful of short stories. Critically acclaimed, both speak powerfully of the contradictions and restrictions experienced by black women at that time. Quicksand, written in 1928, is an autobiographical novel about Helga Crane, a mixed race woman caught between fulfilling her desires and gaining respectability in her middle class neighbourhood. Written a year later, Passing tells the story of two childhood friends, Clare and Irene, both light skinned enough to pass as white. Reconnecting in adulthood, Clare has chosen to live as a white woman, while Irene embraces black culture and has an important role in her community. Nella Larsen's novels are moving, characterful, and important books. She pioneered writing about the conflicts of sexuality, race and the secret suffering of women in the early twentieth century.

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Quicksand & Passing
Language: en
Pages: 345
Authors: Nella Larsen
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-22 - Publisher: Serpent's Tail

A writer of the Harlem Renaissance, Nella Larsen wrote just two novels, published here, and a handful of short stories. Critically acclaimed, both speak powerfully of the contradictions and restrictions experienced by black women at that time. Quicksand, written in 1928, is an autobiographical novel about Helga Crane, a mixed
Quicksand and Passing
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Nella Larsen
Categories: African American women
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-22 - Publisher:

A writer of the Harlem Renaissance, Nella Larsen wrote just two novels, published here, and a handful of short stories. Critically acclaimed, both speak powerfully of the contradictions and restrictions experienced by black women at that time.Quicksand, written in 1928, is an autobiographical novel about Helga Crane, a mixed race
Quicksand
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Nella Larsen
Categories: African American women
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher:

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Passing, Quicksand, and Other Stories
Language: en
Pages: 148
Authors: Nella Larsen
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-01 - Publisher: Digireads.com

Published in 1928, Nella Larsen's first novel "Quicksand" regards the story of Helga Crane, the lovely and refined mixed-race daughter of a Danish mother and a West Indian black father. The character is loosely based on Larsen's own experiences and deals with the character's struggle for racial and sexual identity,
Passing and the Fictions of Identity
Language: en
Pages: 307
Authors: Elaine K. Ginsberg
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-05-07 - Publisher: Duke University Press

Passing refers to the process whereby a person of one race, gender, nationality, or sexual orientation adopts the guise of another. Historically, this has often involved black slaves passing as white in order to gain their freedom. More generally, it has served as a way for women and people of