Quicksand and Passing / Edition 1

Quicksand and Passing / Edition 1

by Nella Larsen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813511704

ISBN-13: 9780813511702

Pub. Date: 04/01/1986

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

"Quicksand and Passing are novels I will never forget. They open up a whole world of experience and struggle that seemed to me, when I first read them years ago, absolutely absorbing, fascinating, and indispensable."-Alice Walker

"A tantalizing mix of moral fable and sensuous colorful narrative, exploring female sexuality and racial

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"Quicksand and Passing are novels I will never forget. They open up a whole world of experience and struggle that seemed to me, when I first read them years ago, absolutely absorbing, fascinating, and indispensable."-Alice Walker

"A tantalizing mix of moral fable and sensuous colorful narrative, exploring female sexuality and racial solidarity."-Women's Studies International Forum

Nella Larsen's novels Quicksand (1928) and Passing (1929) document the historical realities of Harlem in the 1920s and shed a bright light on the social world of the black bourgeoisie. The novels' greatest appeal and achievement, however, is not sociological, but psychological. As noted in the editor's comprehensive introduction, Larsen takes the theme of psychic dualism, so popular in Harlem Renaissance fiction, to a higher and more complex level, displaying a sophisticated understanding and penetrating analysis of black female psychology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813511702
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1986
Series:
American Women Writers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
223,437
Product dimensions:
5.81(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.99(d)
Age Range:
11 Years

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements
Introduction
Notes on Introduction
Selected Bibliography
A Note on the Texts

Quicksand
Passing

Explanatory Notes

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