Most widely held works about Nella Larsen
Most widely held works by Nella Larsen
Passing by Nella Larsen ( Book )
53 editions published between 1929 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,357 libraries worldwide
"The beautiful, elegant, and ambitious Clare Kendry leads a dangerous life. A light-skinned African American married to a white man unaware of her racial heritage, Clare has severed all ties to her past to become part of white, middle-class society. Clare's childhood friend, Irene Redfield, as light-skinned as Clare, has chosen to remain within the African American community. Married to a successful doctor and the mother of two boys, Irene refuses to acknowledge the racism she grew up with and that continues to set limits on her family's happiness. A chance encounter forces both women to confront the lies they have told others and the secret fears they have buried within themselves. From the bookjacket.
Quicksand ; and, Passing by Nella Larsen ( Book )
34 editions published between 1928 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,282 libraries worldwide
Two novels of 1920s Harlem describe Helga Crane's search for freedom and personal expression, and Irene's friendship with Clare, who attempts to pass for white.
An intimation of things distant : the collected fiction of Nella Larsen by Nella Larsen ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 879 libraries worldwide
Between 1926 and 1930--the golden era of the Harlem Renaissance--Nella Larsen became the first black woman to be awarded a Guggenheim fellowship. Here, for the first time in one volume, are Larsen's novels "Quicksand" and "Passing" with corrected endings, along with three short stories.
The complete fiction of Nella Larsen by Nella Larsen ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
"A light-skinned beauty who spends years passing for white finds herself dangerously drawn to an old friend's Harlem neighborhood. A restless young mulatto tries desperately to find a comfortable place in a world in which she sees herself as a perpetual outsider. A mother's confrontation with tragedy tests her loyalty to her race." "The gifted Harlem Renaissance writer Nella Larsen wrote compelling dramas about the black middle class that featured sensitive, spirited heroines struggling to find a place where they belonged. Passing, Larsen's best known work, is a disturbing story about the unraveling lives of two childhood friends, one of whom turns her back on her past and marries a white bigot. Just as disquieting is the portrait in Quicksand of Helga Crane, half black and half white, who can't escape her loneliness no matter where and with whom she lives. 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Passing : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism by Nella Larsen ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
Contains sixteen critical commentaries of Nella Larsen's novel "Passing," that deals with the psychological issues of race and gender and includes reviews, textual notes, chronology, and introduction.
Quicksand : &, Passing by Nella Larsen ( Book )
19 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Quicksand / by Nella Larsen by Nella Larsen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
The Harlem Renaissance : an anthology by Cary D Wintz ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Included in this volume are Paul Laurence Dunbar's poems; Charles W. Chesnutt's "The Wife of his youth"; A criticism and assessment by William Dean Howells; W.E.B. du Bois' poems and The quest of the silver fleece; James Weldon Johnson's poems and The autobiography of an ex-colored man; Claude McKay's poems; Jean Toomer's Cane; Jessie Fauset's There is confusion; Walter White's The fire in the flint; The Civic Club Dinner; Alain Locke's Survey graphic -- Harlem: Mecca of the new Negro, and The new Negro; The Opportunity literary contest; Carl Van Vechten's Nigger heaven; Fire!!; Langston Hughes' The Negro artist and the racial mountain; W.E.B. du Bois on Artistic freedom and responsibility; Langston Hughes' poems, 1922-1930; Countee Cullen's poems from Color; James Weldon Johnson's God's trombones; Claude McKay's Home to Harlem and two reviews; Nell Larsen's Passing; Wallace Thurman's The blacker the berry; Langston Hughes' Not without laughter; Alain Locke's This year of grace; Arna Bontemps' God sends Sunday; Sterling Brown's Poems from Southern Road; Langston Hughes' A "social poet"; Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and men; and Criticism from The new challenge.
The complete fiction of Nella Larsen by Nella Larsen ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Passer la ligne by Nella Larsen ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Quicksand : passing by Nella Larsen ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Passing : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, about Nella Larsen, criticism by Nella Larsen ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Clair-obscur by Nella Larsen ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Seitenwechsel Roman by Nella Larsen ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Passing, / by Nella Larsen by Nella Larsen ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Modern fiction studies ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The complete and unabridged fiction of Nella Larsen by Nella Larsen ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Nella Larsen was an important writer associated with the Harlem Renaissance. While she was not prolific, her work was powerful and critically acclaimed. Collected here are both of her novels, Passing and Quicksand, as well as all three of her published short stories: "Freedom," "The Wrong Man, "and "Sanctuary." Quicksand was autobiographical in nature and examined a woman's need for sexual fulfillment balanced against respectability and acceptance amid a deeply religious society. The novel is deeply pessimistic and ends as the protagonist is sucked into a life that is at odds with all that she desired. Passing confronts the reality of racial passing. The novel focuses on two childhood friends Clare and Irene, both of whom are light skinned enough to pass as white, who have reconnected with one another after many years apart. Clare has chosen to pass while Irene has embraced her racial heritage and become an important member of her community. The novel examines how people pass on many different levels and in many different ways. Some forms of passing are perfectly acceptable while others can lead to disaster--P.  of cover.
Quicksand : With an introd. by Adelaide Cromwell Hill by Nella Larsen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Quicksand ; and Passing / by Nella Larsen by Nella Larsen ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
白い黒人 = Passing ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 1 library worldwide
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Larsen, Nellie, 1891-1964
Larsen, Nellye, 1891-1964
Walker, Nellie, 1891-1964
Walker, Nellie 1891-1964