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Quicksand

Author: Nella Larsen

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486451402

Category: Fiction

Page: 125

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Hypocrisy and prejudice compel a principled racially mixed teacher to desert a steady job and a socially prominent fiancâe.

American Women Writers, 1900-1945

A Bio-bibliographical Critical Sourcebook

Author: Laurie Champion,Emmanuel Sampath Nelson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313309434

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 407

View: 3964

Women writers have been traditionally excluded from literary canons, not until recently have scholars begun to rediscover or discover neglected women writers and their works. This reference includes alphabetically arranged entries on 58 American women authors who wrote between 1900 and 1945, a period that embraces two major artistic movements, Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a review of the author's critical reception, and extensive primary and secondary bibliographies. The volume reflects the diversity of American culture through its coverage of African American, Native American, Mexican American, and Chinese American women writers.

Quicksand

&, Passing

Author: Nella Larsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781852427450

Category: African American women

Page: 242

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Quicksand (1928) is the first novel to give a voice to the sexual desires of a black woman. Helga Crane, the book?s protagonist, is trapped in the conflict between an active and a passive sexual behaviour, between sexual fufilment and middle-class respectability. Conflicts of race and sex even a religious conversion cannot resolve. Passing, written a year later, is overtly about black people who ?pass? for white, but in a veiled way it also is the desire of one woman for another - a new and daring theme for the writing of the time. The eroticism and sexuality that Nella Larsen was only able to whisper has in recent times been spoken loud and clear by Gayl Jones, Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange and many other black women writers who recognize Nella Larsen as a pioneer and inspiration.

The Routledge Introduction to American Women Writers

Author: Wendy Martin,Sharone Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317698568

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 1387

The Routledge Introduction to American Women Writers considers the important literary, historical, cultural, and intellectual contexts of American women authors from the seventeenth century to the present and provides readers with an analysis of current literary trends and debates in women’s literature. This accessible and engaging guide covers a variety of essential topics, such as: the transatlantic and transnational origins of American women's literary traditions the colonial period and the Puritans the early national period and the rhetoric of independence the nineteenth century and the Civil War the twentieth century, including modernism, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Civil Rights era trends in twenty-first century American women's writing feminism, gender and sexuality, regionalism, domesticity, ethnicity, and multiculturalism. The volume examines the ways in which women writers from diverse racial, social, and cultural backgrounds have shaped American literary traditions, giving particular attention to the ways writers worked inside, outside, and around the strictures of their cultural and historical moments to create space for women’s voices and experiences as a vital part of American life. Addressing key contemporary and theoretical debates, this comprehensive overview presents a highly readable narrative of the development of literature by American women and offers a crucial range of perspectives on American literary history.

Postcolonial Perspectives on Women Writers from Africa, the Caribbean, and the US

Author: Martin Japtok

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 9781592210688

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

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Combining postcolonial perspectives with race and culture based studies, which have merged the fields of African and black American studies, this volume concentrates on women writers, exploring how the (post) colonial condition is reflected in women's literature. The essays are united by their focus on attempts to create alternative value systems through the rewriting of history or the reclassification of the woman's position in society. By examining such strategies these essays illuminate the diversity and coherence of the postcolonial project.

Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers

Author: Yolanda Williams Page

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313334290

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 728

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A reference offering entries on 168 women writers of African-American descent writing in all forms includes autobiography, poetry, children's literature, and criticism.

Nigger Heaven

Roman

Author: Carl van Vechten

Publisher: Metrolit

ISBN: 3849300099

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

View: 9044

Als Nigger Heaven 1926 erschien, verursachte das Buch einen handfesten Skandal und wurde zum meist diskutierten Roman der Saison. Im Mittelpunkt steht ein junges Paar, eine Bibliothekarin und ein Möchtegern-Schriftsteller, gefangen im Tauziehen zwischen ihren Ambitionen, dem latenten Rassismus und den Versprechungen der afroamerikanischen Kultur Harlems. Van Vechten entführt den Leser in die Clubs und Bars und auf die Straßen Harlems. Er erzählt von der afroamerikanischen Kultur, ihrer Musik und Kunst und beschreibt die Lebensfreude und die Ausschweifungen der schwarzen Intellektuellen und der davon magisch angezogenen weißen Boheme.

Im Traum kannst du nicht lügen

Roman

Author: Malin Persson Giolito

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732549860

Category: Fiction

Page: 461

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Stockholm: Nach einem Blutbad an einem Gymnasium steht die Schülerin Maja Norberg als Schuldige vor Gericht. Ihre Freunde Dennis, Amanda und Sebastian, der Lehrer Christer, alle erschossen, von Maja. Wie konnte es dazu kommen, dass dieses einstmals so beliebte Mädchen zur Mörderin und zur meist gehassten Person Schwedens wurde? Und ist sie überhaupt schuldig? Aus Majas Sicht wird in diesem faszinierenden Roman die Vorgeschichte des Verbrechens erzählt. Eine aufwühlende Lektüre. Im Traum kannst du nicht lügen wurde 2017 mit dem namhaften Glass Key Award (Skandinavischer Krimipreis) ausgezeichnet - der prestigeträchtigsten Auszeichnung für nordische Kriminalromane. Die Autorin Malin Persson Giolito reiht sich damit in die Liste der erfolgreichsten und berühmtesten Schriftsteller Skandinaviens ein. Ebenfalls Preisträger waren u.a.: Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, Jussi Adler-Olsen, Jo Nesbø, Arnaldur Indridason, Leif G. W. Persson

Masterplots II.: Mag-Poe

Author: Tyrone Williams

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587654411

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2064

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Examines the themes, characters, plots, style, and technique of works by African-American authors.

Passing Novels in the Harlem Renaissance

Identity Politics and Textual Strategies

Author: N.A

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825858421

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

View: 2400

This book offers an insightful study of the significance of passing novels for the literary and intellectual debate of the Harlem Renaissance. Author Mar Gallego effectively uncovers the presence of a subversive component in five of these novels (by James Weldon Johnson, George Schuyler, Nella Larsen, and Jessie Fauset), turning them into useful tools to explore the passing phenomenon in all its richness and complexity. Her compelling study intends to contribute to the ongoing revision of the parameters conventionally employed to analyze passing novels by drawing attention to a great variety of textual strategies such as double consciousness, parody, and multiple generic covers. Examining the hybrid nature of these texts, Gallego skillfully highlights their radical critique of the status quo and their celebration of a distinct African American identity. Well researched and stimulating to read, Passing Novels in the Harlem Renaissance is an impressive work of scholarship and interpretation.

Fließsand oder Eine todsichere Anleitung zum Scheitern

Roman

Author: Steve Toltz

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641171180

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Zwei Freunde und tausend Katastrophen Gescheiterter Schriftsteller, katastrophale Ehe, gefährlicher Brotjob – Liams Leben könnte besser sein. Doch zum Glück gibt es seinen besten Kumpel Aldo, den wahren Meister des Desasters. Und Liam ereilt die Inspiration: Er wird über Aldo schreiben! Um festhalten zu können, an welchem Punkt genau das Leben des auratischen Wiederholungstäters die Abzweigung in die permanente Katastrophe nahm, fährt Liam eine Parade von Aldos Missgeschicken auf, bei der eine in der Halsschlagader steckende Kuchengabel auf einer buddhistischen Hochzeitszeremonie noch das Geringste aller Probleme zu sein scheint. Wie mag das bloß alles enden ... Es gibt sicher noch Hoffnung, aber gibt es sie auch für Aldo? Originell und mit schier unerschöpflichem Wahn- und Wortwitz erzählt Steve Toltz eine dunkle Komödie über zwei beste Freunde, die unterschiedlicher nicht sein könnten, und schafft so einen zeitlosen Roman über das Wunder, die Tragik und die Absurdität der menschlichen Existenz.

Treibsand

Was es heißt, ein Mensch zu sein

Author: Henning Mankell

Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag

ISBN: 3552057528

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Die Diagnose Krebs hat Henning Mankell an einen alten Albtraum erinnert: im Treibsand zu versinken, der einen unerbittlich verschlingt. Im Nachdenken über wichtige Fragen des Lebens fand er ein Mittel, die Krise zu überwinden. Woher kommen wir? Wohin gehen wir? Welche Art der Gesellschaft will ich mitgestalten? Er beschreibt seine Begegnungen mit den kulturgeschichtlichen Anfängen der Menschheit, er reflektiert über Zukunftsfragen und erzählt, was Literatur, Kunst und Musik in verzweifelten Momenten bedeuten können. Henning Mankell blickt zurück auf Schlüsselszenen seines eigenen Lebens und beschreibt Fähigkeiten und Strategien, ein sinnvolles Leben zu führen.

Afro-American women writers, 1746-1933

an anthology and critical guide

Author: Ann Allen Shockley

Publisher: G K Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 465

View: 8197

Forty-one Afro-American women writers are examined in this unique anthology. Ranging from recognized poets to women who were "lost" or forgotten, the vitality of their literary endeavors paved the way for modern Afro-American tradition.

The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen

Passing, Quicksand, and The Stories

Author: Nella Larsen

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307757161

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4172

This volume brings together the complete fiction of the author of Passing and Quicksand, one of the most gifted writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Throughout her short but brilliant literary career, Nella Larsen wrote piercing 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 is unable to escape her loneliness no matter where and with whom she lives. Race and marriage offer few securities here or in the other stories in this compulsively readable collection, rich in psychological complexity and imbued with a sense of place that brings Harlem vibrantly to life.

The Politics of Color in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen

Author: Jacquelyn Y. McLendon

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813915531

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 142

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Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen played prominent roles in the black literary heyday known as the Harlem Renaissance. Revived by feminists in the late 1970s and early 1980s, their novels raise important questions about gender and race. In this book Jacquelyn McLendon looks at Jessie Fauset's Plum Bun (1929) and Comedy: American Style (1933) and Nella Larsen's Quicksand (1928) and Passing (1929) and finds them revisionary and subversive. She goes beyond previous feminist criticism to focus on the authors' works rather than their lives and moves toward developing new theoretical ways of looking at black women's writing. McLendon shows how the nineteenth-century stereotype of the tragic mulatto as invented by white writers became both a political tool and an artistic device in the capable hands of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen. Using black female protagonists who often passed as whites, Fauset and Larsen showed that blacks were despised not for their lack of education or money or manners, but simply because they were black. Fauset and Larsen attempted to blur the lines of distinction between classes and to counter racist representations of blackness and black female sexuality by satirizing the middle class and using the tragic mulatto and passing as metaphors. Focusing on the psychology of black women, they brought up issues of identity and difference for both blacks and women and insisted on the authenticity of the black experience of mulattoes and black middle-class society.

Claiming the heritage

African-American women novelists and history

Author: Missy Dehn Kubitschek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780878054565

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 203

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Black American women novelists

an annotated bibliography

Author: Craig Hansen Werner

Publisher: Magill Bibliographies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

View: 1673

African American Writers: June Jordan to Richard Wright

Author: Valerie Smith

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780684806402

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 925

View: 6850

Contains biographical and critical essays on the work of important African American writers.

The Nella Larsen Collection; Quicksand, Passing, Freedom, the Wrong Man, Sanctuary

Author: Nella Larsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935785750

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 232

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The Nella Larsen Collection is comprised of five Nella Larsen fiction including; Quicksand, Passing, Freedom, The Wrong Man, and Sanctuary. Quicksand, Larsen's first novel, tells the story of Helga Crane who is the lovely and refined daughter of a Danish mother and a West Indian black father who abandons Helga and her mother soon after Helga is born. Unable to feel comfortable with any of her white-skinned relatives, Helga travels America, visits Denmark searching for people she feels at home with. In Passing Clare and Irene are childhood friends who lose touch when Clare's father dies and she moves 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. Passing centers on the meeting of these childhood friends later in life, and the unfolding of events as each woman is fascinated and seduced by the other's daring lifestyle. Freedom, The Wrong Man, and Sanctuary are three stories about love, loss, mistaken identity, and death. Nellallitea 'Nella' Larsen was an American novelist of the Harlem Renaissance. Though her literary output was scant, what she wrote earned her recognition by her contemporaries and by present-day critics.

Women of the Harlem Renaissance

Author: Cheryl A. Wall

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253114983

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 912

"Wall's writing is lively and exuberant. She passes her enthusiasm for these writers' works on to the reader. She captures the mood of the times and follows through with the writers' evolution -- sometimes to success, other times to isolation.... Women of the Harlem Renaissance is a rare blend of thorough academic research with writing that anyone can appreciate." -- Jason Zappe, Copley News Service "By connecting the women to one another, to the cultural movement in which they worked, and to other early 20th-century women writers, Wall deftly defines their place in American literature. Her biographical and literary analysis surpasses others by following up on diverse careers that often ended far past the end of the movement. Highly recommended... "Â -- Library Journal "Wall offers a wealth of information and insight on their work, lives and interaction with other writers... strong critiques... " -- Publishers Weekly The lives and works of women artists in the Harlem Renaissance -- Jessie Redmon Fauset, Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, Bessie Smith, and others. Their achievements reflect the struggle of a generation of literary women to depict the lives of Black people, especially Black women, honestly and artfully.

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