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    DescriptionNella 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 both of her novels, Passing and Quicksand. Quicksand, was autobiographical in nature and examined a woman's need for sexual fulfilment balanced against respectability and acceptance amid a deeply religious society. The novel is deeply pessimistic and ends as the protagonist is sucked into a life that is at odds with all that she had desired. Passing confronts the reality of racial passing. The novel focuses on two childhood friends Clare and Irene, both of whom are light skinned enough to pass as white, who have reconnected with one another after many years apart. Clare has chosen to pass while Irene has embraced her racial heritage and become an important member of her community. The Novel examines how people pass on many different levels and in many different ways. Some forms of passing are perfectly acceptable while others can lead to disaster.


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    Title
    Quicksand and Passing
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nella Larsen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 188
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781604599923
    ISBN 10: 1604599928
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 813.52
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC049070, FIC019000, FIC049000
    Publisher
    Wilder Publications
    Imprint name
    Wilder Publications
    Publication date
    25 February 2010