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Larsen, Nella

Overview
Works: 135 works in 385 publications in 4 languages and 27,915 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories, American  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Classifications: PS3523.A7225, 813.52
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Passing by Nella Larsen ( Book )
64 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in English and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A light-skinned African American married to a white man unaware of her racial heritage, Clare has severed all ties to her past to become part of white, middle-class society. Clare's childhood friend, Irene Redfield, as light-skinned as Clare, has chosen to remain within the African American community. Married to a successful doctor and the mother of two boys, Irene refuses to acknowledge the racism she grew up with and that continues to set limits on her family's happiness. A chance encounter forces both women to confront the lies they have told others and the secret fears they have buried within themselves
Quicksand ; and, Passing by Nella Larsen ( Book )
38 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
An intimation of things distant : the collected fiction of Nella Larsen by Nella Larsen ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between 1926 and 1930--the golden era of the Harlem Renaissance--Nella Larsen became the first black woman to be awarded a Guggenheim fellowship. Here, for the first time in one volume, are Larsen's novels "Quicksand" and "Passing" with corrected endings, along with three short stories
Quicksand by Nella Larsen ( Book )
34 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Born to an indifferent white mother and an absent black father, and scorned 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 up back where she started, choosing emotional freedom that quickly translates into a narrow existence."--BOOK JACKET
Passing by Nella Larsen ( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The beautiful, elegant, and ambitious Clare Kendry leads a dangerous life. A light-skinned African American married to a white man unaware of her racial heritage, Clare has severed all ties to her past to become part of white, middle-class society. Clare's childhood friend, Irene Redfield, as light-skinned as Clare, has chosen to remain within the African American community. Married to a successful doctor and the mother of two boys, Irene refuses to acknowledge the racism she grew up with and that continues to set limits on her family's happiness. A chance encounter forces both women to confront the lies they have told others and the secret fears they have buried within themselves. From the bookjacket
The complete fiction of Nella Larsen by Nella Larsen ( Book )
10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A light-skinned beauty who spends years passing for white finds herself dangerously drawn to an old friend's Harlem neighborhood. A restless young mulatto tries desperately to find a comfortable place in a world in which she sees herself as a perpetual outsider. A mother's confrontation with tragedy tests her loyalty to her race." "The gifted Harlem Renaissance writer Nella Larsen wrote compelling dramas about the black middle class that featured sensitive, spirited heroines struggling to find a place where they belonged. Passing, Larsen's best known work, is a disturbing story about the unraveling lives of two childhood friends, one of whom turns her back on her past and marries a white bigot. Just as disquieting is the portrait in Quicksand of Helga Crane, half black and half white, who can't escape her loneliness no matter where and with whom she lives. Race and marriage offer few securities here or in the other stories in a collection that is compellingly readable, rich in psychological complexity, and imbued with a sense of place that brings Harlem vibrantly to life."--Jacket
Quicksand by Nella Larsen ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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 Demark--she feels oppressed. Socially, economically, and psychologically, Helga struggles against the "quicksand" of classism, racism, and sexism" -- back cover
Passing by Nella Larsen ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A black woman, passing for white, is married to a white man who is unaware of her heritage. Her childhood friend also looks white, but remained in the black community and is married to a successful black doctor. When the two friends are reunited after many years, they are forced to confront their lies and secret fears
Quicksand by Nella Larsen ( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Harlem Renaissance : an anthology by Cary D Wintz ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Included in this volume are Paul Laurence Dunbar's poems; Charles W. Chesnutt's "The Wife of his youth"; A criticism and assessment by William Dean Howells; W.E.B. du Bois' poems and The quest of the silver fleece; James Weldon Johnson's poems and The autobiography of an ex-colored man; Claude McKay's poems; Jean Toomer's Cane; Jessie Fauset's There is confusion; Walter White's The fire in the flint; The Civic Club Dinner; Alain Locke's Survey graphic -- Harlem: Mecca of the new Negro, and The new Negro; The Opportunity literary contest; Carl Van Vechten's Nigger heaven; Fire!!; Langston Hughes' The Negro artist and the racial mountain; W.E.B. du Bois on Artistic freedom and responsibility; Langston Hughes' poems, 1922-1930; Countee Cullen's poems from Color; James Weldon Johnson's God's trombones; Claude McKay's Home to Harlem and two reviews; Nell Larsen's Passing; Wallace Thurman's The blacker the berry; Langston Hughes' Not without laughter; Alain Locke's This year of grace; Arna Bontemps' God sends Sunday; Sterling Brown's Poems from Southern Road; Langston Hughes' A "social poet"; Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and men; and Criticism from The new challenge
Clair-obscur by Nella Larsen ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Passer la ligne by Nella Larsen ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harlem Renaissance : five novels of the 1920s ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In little more than a decade during the 1920s and 30s, a new generation of African American writers, artists, musicians, and intellectuals based mostly in upper Manhattan burst through aesthetic conventions with unprecedented openness and daring. Perhaps no one was more central to the creative upheaval that became known as the Harlem Renaissance than a group of novelists who were determined to describe their own lives and their own world frankly and without compromise. Now, for the first time in this definitive two-volume set, their greatest works are presented in a handsome collector's edition featuring authoritative texts and a chronology, biographies, and notes reflecting the latest scholarship. Together, the nine works in Harlem Renaissance Novels form a vibrant and contentious collective portrait of African American culture in a moment of tumultuous change and tremendous hope. "In some places the autumn of 1924 may have been an unremarkable season," wrote Arna Bontemps, one of the novelists in the collection."In Harlem it was like a foretaste of paradise."
Passing by Nella Larsen ( )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Generally regarded as Nella Larsen's best work, Passing was first published in 1929 but has received a lot of renewed attention because of its close examination of racial and sexual ambiguities. It has achieved canonical status in many American universities
Seitenwechsel Roman by Nella Larsen ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Passing by Nella Larsen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clare and Irene were two childhood friends. They lost touch when Clare's father died and she moved in with two white aunts. By hiding that Clare was part-black, they allowed her to 'pass' as a white woman and marry a white racist. Irene lives in Harlem, commits herself to racial uplift, and marries a black doctor. The novel centers on the meeting of the two childhood friends later in life, and the unfolding of events as each woman is fascinated and seduced by the other's daring lifestyle
The Short Fiction of Nella Larsen by Nella Larsen ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nella Larsen was an important writer associated with the Harlem Renaissance. While she was not prolific her work was powerful and critically acclaimed. Collected here are all three of her published short stories; ""Freedom,"" ""The Wrong Man,"" and ""Sanctuary."" These stories are about love, loss, mistaken identity, and death
Passing : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism by Nella Larsen ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains sixteen critical commentaries of Nella Larsen's novel "Passing," that deals with the psychological issues of race and gender and includes reviews, textual notes, chronology, and introduction
Quicksand : passing by Nella Larsen ( Book )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sabbie mobili by Nella Larsen ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Imes, Nella.
Imes, Nella, 1891-1964
Imes, Nella 1891-1964 Spaeterer Name
Larsen Imes, Nella 1891-1964
Larsen, Nellallitea, 1891-1964
Larsen, Nellie.
Larsen, Nellie, 1891-1964
Larsen, Nellye.
Larsen, Nellye, 1891-1964
Walker, Nellie.
Walker, Nellie, 1891-1964
Walker, Nellie 1891-1964 Frueherer Name
ラーセン, ネラ
Languages
English (236)
French (6)
Italian (5)
German (1)
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