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Quicksand and Passing

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ISBN-10: 1604599928

ISBN-13: 9781604599923

Edition: N/A

Authors: Nella Larsen

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Publisher: Wilder Publications, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 188
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Nella Larsen was associated with the Harlem Renaissance. She also worked as a librarian and a nurse in New York City, pursuing nursing after her brief, successful writing career until her death in 1964. Larsen's mother was Danish, and her father was West Indian; she used her experience as the child of middle-class parents in a mixed marriage to create characters in two novels who are stranded, caught between two cultures and unable to feel wholly at home in either. In each of Larsen's novels, the heroine suffers suffocating constrictions of her identity in both African American and white European culture. These crises in both Quicksand (1928) and Passing (1929) are further complicated by…