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The complete fiction of Nella Larsen

Author: Nella Larsen; Charles R Larson; Marita Golden
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : Anchor Books edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Short stories, American
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Larsen, Nella.
Complete fiction of Nella Larsen.
New York : Anchor Books, 2001
(OCoLC)606610758
Online version:
Larsen, Nella.
Complete fiction of Nella Larsen.
New York : Anchor Books, 2001
(OCoLC)607723846
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nella Larsen; Charles R Larson; Marita Golden
ISBN: 0385721005 9780385721004
OCLC Number: 48491513
Notes: "Originally titled An intimation of things distant"--Cover.
Description: xxii, 278 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Marita Golden --
Introduction / Charles R. Lawson --
The wrong man --
Freedom --
Sanctuary --
Quicksand --
Passing --
Nella Larson, a chronology.
Other Titles: Wrong man.
Freedom.
Sanctuary.
Quicksand.
Passing.
Intimation of things distant
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Charles R. Larson ; with a foreword by Marita Golden.
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"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."--Jacket.

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