Quicksand & Passing

Nella Larsen (Author)
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Description

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga and Alexander Skarsgard.

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 caught between fulfilling her desires and gaining respectability in her middle class neighbourhood.

Written a year later, Passing tells the story of two childhood friends, Clare and Irene, both light skinned enough to pass as white. Reconnecting in adulthood, Clare has chosen to live as a white woman, while Irene embraces black culture and has an important role in her community.

Nella Larsen's novels are moving, characterful, and important books. She pioneered writing about the conflicts of sexuality, race and the secret suffering of women in the early twentieth century.

Product Details

Price
£8.99  £8.36
Publisher
Profile Books Ltd
Publish Date
22 May 2014
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781846687853

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