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Quicksand and Passing
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Rutgers Univ Pr
Publication date April 1, 1986
Pages 246
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780813511702
ISBN-10 0813511704
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
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Two novels of 1920s Harlem describe Helga Crane's search for freedom and personal expression, and Irene's friendship with Clare, who attempts to pass for white (view table of contents)
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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

"Discovering Nella Larsen is like finding lost money with no name on it. One can enjoy it with delight and share it without guilt."  --Maya Angelou

"A hugely influential and insightful writer." --The New York Times

"Larsen's heroines are complex, restless, figures, whose hungers and frustrations will haunt every sensitive reader. Quicksand and Passing are slender novels with huge themes." -- Sarah Waters

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

Rutgers' all-time bestselling book, 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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9780813511702 | details & prices | 246 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $16.95
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