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  • Quicksand & Passingby Nella Larsen

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 5.32

    A writer of the Harlem Renaissance, Nella Larsen wrote just two novels, published here, and a handful of short stories. Critically acclaimed, both speak powerfully of the contradictions and restrictions experienced by black women at that time. Quicksand, written in 1928, is an autobiographical novel about Helga Crane, a mixed race woman... more...

  • Quicksandby Nella Larsen

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    Helga's mother is white, and her father is black--and absent. Ostracized throughout her lonely childhood for her dark skin, Helga spends her adult life seeking acceptance. Everywhere she goes ? the American South, Harlem, even Denmark--she feels oppressed. Socially, economically, and psychologically, Helga struggles against the "quicksand" of classism,... more...

  • Passingby Nella Larsen

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    "Absolutely absorbing, fascinating, and indispensable.--Alice Walker "A work so fine, sensitive, and distinguished that it rises above race categories and becomes that rare object, a good novel."-- The Saturday Review of Literature Married to a successful physician and prominently ensconced in Harlem's vibrant society of the 1920s, Irene Redfield... more...

  • Passingby Nella Larsen; Thadious M. Davis

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 13.00

    Nella Larsen's   remarkably candid exploration of shifting racial and sexual boundaries Clare Kendry leads a dangerous life. Fair, elegant, and ambitious, she is married to a white man unaware of her African American heritage, and has severed all ties to her past. Clare?s childhood friend, Irene Redfield, just as light-skinned, has chosen to remain... more...

  • Quicksandby Nella Larsen; Thadious M. Davis

    Penguin Publishing Group 2002; US$ 12.00

    Born to a white mother and an absent black father, and despised for her dark skin, Helga Crane has long had to fend for herself. As a young woman, Helga teaches at an all-black school in the South, but even here she feels different. Moving to Harlem and eventually to Denmark, she attempts to carve out a comfortable life and place for herself, but ends... more...

  • Passingby Nella Larsen; Ntozake Shange; Mae Henderson

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.00

    Passing firmly established Nella Larsen's prominence among women writers of the Harlem Renaissance. The Modern Library is proud to present Passing?an electrifying story of two women who cross the color line in 1920s New York?together with a new Introduction by the Obie Award- winning playwright and novelist Ntozake Shange. Irene Redfield, the novel's... more...

  • The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsenby Nella Larsen; Charles Larson; Marita Golden

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    In The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen , whose career flamed brightly but briefly in the 1920s, we rediscover one of the most gifted writers of the Harlem Renaissance. 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... more...

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