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Quicksand ; And, Passing

Author: Nella Larsen

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813511702

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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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

Seitenwechsel

Author: Nella Larsen

Publisher: Dörlemann eBook

ISBN: 3908778190

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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"Nella Larsens Roman "Seitenwechsel" ist das Gegenstück zu Scott Fitzgeralds "Der große Gatsby"." Irene Redfield flieht vor der Hitze eines heißen Sommertages ins Dachrestaurant des Drayton Hotels in Chicago. Sie traut ihren Augen kaum, als sie hier ihre Freundin aus Kindertagen wiedertrifft. Clare Kendry ist nach dem frühen Tod ihres Vaters bei weißen Verwandten aufgewachsen und der Kontakt zwischen den Freundinnen abgerissen. Zwei Jahre später zieht Clare nach New York und meldet sich bei Irene, die in Harlem lebt, während Clare in der Welt der Weißen zu Hause ist. Clare ist mit einem Rassisten verheiratet, der nicht auch nur entfernt von ihrer schwarzen Herkunft ahnt. Zudem beunruhigt Irene mehr und mehr, daß Clare eine magische Wirkung auf ihren eigenen Ehemann zu haben scheint. Clare, die Wanderin zwischen den Welten, liebt die Gefahr und das Spiel mit dem Feuer - und droht ständig, sich zu verbrennen.

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

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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

Author: Nella Larsen

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486116840

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Brave, bold, and brilliant, Larsen's autobiographical portrait of a biracial woman's quest for self-identity and acceptance offers a cautionary tale of an individual lost between two cultures.

The Routledge Introduction to American Women Writers

Author: Wendy Martin,Sharone Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317698568

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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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

View: 7940

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: 6199

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.

The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen

Passing, Quicksand, and The Stories

Author: Nella Larsen

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307757166

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3497

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.

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

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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.

American national biography

Author: John Arthur Garraty,Mark Christopher Carnes,American Council of Learned Societies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Treibsand

Was es heißt, ein Mensch zu sein

Author: Henning Mankell

Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag

ISBN: 3552057528

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1839

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

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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.

Women of the Harlem Renaissance

Author: Cheryl A. Wall

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253114983

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 3623

"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.

Passing

Author: Nella Larsen

Publisher: Restless Books

ISBN: 1632062038

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Restless Classics presents the ninetieth anniversary edition of an undersung gem of the Harlem Renaissance: Nella Larsen's Passing, a captivating and prescient exploration of identity, sexuality, self-invention, class, and race set amidst the pealing boisterousness of the Jazz Age. When childhood friends Irene Redfield and Clare Kendry cross paths at a whites-only restaurant, it’s been decades since they last met. Married to a bigoted white man who has no idea that she is African American, Clare has fully embraced her ability to “pass” as a white woman. Irene, also light-skinned and living in Harlem, is shocked by Clare’s rejection of her heritage, though she too passes when it suits her needs. This encounter sparks an intense relationship between the two women who, as acclaimed critic and novelist Darryl Pinckney writes in his insightful introduction, reflect Larsen’s own experience of being “between black and white, and culturally at home nowhere.” In a culture intent on setting boundaries, Clare and Irene refuse to adhere to expectations of gender, race, or class, culminating in a tragic clash of identities, as their relationship swings between emotional hostility and intense attraction. “Nella Larsen’s Passing is one of those American classics that I’ve always meant to get around to. A new edition is out today from Restless Books, with a handsome cover (and interior illustrations, all by Maggie Lily) and an introduction by the novelist and critic Darryl Pinckney. If I’m going to tackle a classic, I like to have a teacher to help me along the way…. It’s a remarkable book, and Maggie Lily’s dark illustrations end up feeling very appropriate.” —Rumaan Alam, The New York Times Books Newsletter Praise for Passing "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 “Nella Larsen didn’t just eschew tribes — she never had one to begin with…. Unsparing on the madness of racial classification but frank, and very beautiful, on the lure of racial belonging.” —Parul Sehgal, The New York Times “[Passing] is about changing definitions of concepts like race and gender, and the inextricable relationship between whiteness and blackness. It is a meditation on the uneasy dynamic between social obligation and personal freedom. It dramatizes the impossibility of self-invention in a society in which nuance and ambiguity are considered fatal threats to the social order.” —Emily Bernard, Electric Literature “I have read and re-read Passing more than a dozen times. Each time I think I can hear Larsen's own voice more clearly: asking, demanding really, that each of us abandon the labels we've been assigned and celebrate the story that we are.” —Heidi W. Durrow, NPR “Passing broke literary ground as the story of two racially and sexually ambiguous women written by another. Social boundaries can be permeated, but not without cost.” —Natalie Cate, The Guardian, 1000 novels everyone must read

Black American women novelists

an annotated bibliography

Author: Craig Hansen Werner

Publisher: Magill Bibliographies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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African American Writers: June Jordan to Richard Wright

Author: Valerie Smith

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780684806402

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 925

View: 1683

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

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