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Quicksand is a novel by American author Nella Larsen, first published in 1928. American Women Writers Series.
Quicksand is a novel by American author Nella Larsen, first published in 1928. This is her first novel and she completed the first draft quickly. The novel was out of print from the 1930s to the 1970s. Quicksand is a work that explores both cross-cultural and interracial themes . Quicksand is a l novel, in which Larsen explores elements of her life by making them the setting for her fictional Helga Crane. Like Larsen, Helga is of mixed racial background, her mother having been Danish and her father African American.
Nella Larsen's subject is the struggle of sensitive, spirited heroines to find a place for . Quicksand and Passing (American Women Writers).
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. A writer of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920's, Larsen used this famous black cultural period as a background for both her novels. I bought this book for the purpose reading both "Quicksand" and "Passing. I was not disappointed.
Items related to Quicksand and Passing (American Women Writers). Rutgers' all-time bestselling book, 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.
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Quicksand and Passing are novels I will never forget "Discovering Nella Larsen is like finding lost money with no name on i.
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.
I was not familiar with Nella Larsen. The two books in this slim volume are apparently quite important as representatives of a very limited literature on racial and sexual identity among women of mixed race in the late 1920s. She is a great writer from the era of the "Harlem Renaissance". I would recommended this book. The books are far removed from my experience and, for that matter, the experience and/or understanding of anyone who does not make a study of late 20s America. In addition, I am not able to understand and appreciate important issues I am sure.
American Women Writers. Quicksand and Passing. 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. Other books in this series.
Still, that Larsen passed into literary obscurity after earning a reputation as one of the most promising writers of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance should not be particularly surprising given the fate of other black American women writers. One need also consider Larsen’s own withdrawal from New York City’s literary and social life in the late 1930s.
Quicksand ; and, Passing. Rutgers University Press, c1986. Physical description.
Quicksand and Passing book. Few writers are able to capture the sense of alienation engendered by the deeply-embedded racism of America like Nella Larsen. Quicksand and Passing are novels I will never forget.
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