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Nella Larsen's 'Quicksand' and 'Passing' - By Hannah Winter

Nella Larsen was a modern woman who “feels that people of the artistic type have a definite chance to help solve the race problem”[1]; she wrote from the epicentre of the Harlem Renaissance, winning an award from the Harmon Foundation in 1928 for “the best piece of fiction to come out of Negro America since Chesnutt”[2] and she was the first black woman to win a Guggenheim award for creative writing in 1930. 1,095 more words

Nella Larsen

ON THIS DAY: Nella Larsen

Nella Larsen was born on 13th April 1891.

Nellallitea ‘Nella’ Larsen was an American writer. Although she only published two novels, she was seen as a significant contributor to what was called… 216 more words

Sheroes Of History

Nella Larsen's 'Quicksand' - by Izzy Rhodes

The novella discusses the social and mental effects of racism and oppression through the eyes of a female African-American during the Harlem Renaissance in America and Europe. 1,330 more words

Nella Larsen


Nella Larsen
Rutgers University Press, 1986

Oh, so many things our little brains think about. There are endless ways to justify our actions, question another’s, and paint our memories. 349 more words

Rebecca Guevara

The Textual Flânerie of a Modernist: Form Mirrors Theme in Nella Larsen's Quicksand

In the introduction to the dual publication of Quicksand and Passing (Rutgers UP), Deborah E. McDowell offers much insight into Nella Larsen’s biography, her position within the Harlem Renaissance, and her protagonists’ characterizations. 4,300 more words


Adah's Disconnect

I meant to bring this up in class on Tuesday, but since I didn’t speak up I figured I’d make a post about this. I know I have made connections to this book before in class (maybe it just made a huge impact on me last semester?) but once again I find myself thinking of Nella Larsen’s  129 more words

Examples of imagery

The language of imagery in the hands of good writers:

E L Konigsburg  in  Chapter 7 of The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler: . 840 more words

Use Of Language