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Invisible darkness : Jean Toomer & Nella Larsen

Author: Charles R Larson
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Invisible Darkness offers a striking interpretation of the tortured lives of the two major novelists of the Harlem Renaissance: Jean Toomer, author of Cane (1923), and Nella Larsen, author of Quicksand (1928) and Passing (1929). Charles R. Larson examines the common belief that both writers "disappeared" after the Harlem Renaissance and died in obscurity; he dispels the misconception that they vanished into the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Larson, Charles R.
Invisible darkness.
Iowa City, IA : University of Iowa Press, ©1993
(DLC) 93015637
(OCoLC)27935057
Named Person: Jean Toomer; Nella Larsen; Nella Larsen; Jean Toomer; Jean Toomer; Jean Toomer; Nella Larsen
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles R Larson
ISBN: 1587291304 9781587291302
OCLC Number: 44963413
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 241 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
In the Middle : Toomer ; Larsen --
Endgame : Larsen ; Toomer --
Childhood : Toomer ; Larsen --
Invisible Darkness.
Responsibility: Charles R. Larson.

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Invisible Darkness offers a striking interpretation of the tortured lives of the two major novelists of the Harlem Renaissance: Jean Toomer, author of Cane (1923), and Nella Larsen, author of Quicksand (1928) and Passing (1929). Charles R. Larson examines the common belief that both writers "disappeared" after the Harlem Renaissance and died in obscurity; he dispels the misconception that they vanished into the white world and lived unproductive and unrewarding lives. In clear, jargon-free language, Larson demonstrates the opposing views that both writers had about their work v.

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"Larson's strengths are many: his concept of pairing these two 'lost artists' is tenable, possibly brilliant; his portrayal of Larsen's life is the best I have encountered; his analyses of her two Read more...

 
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