A writer of the Harlem Renaissance, Nella Larsen wrote just two novels, published here, and a handful of short stories. Critically acclaimed, both speak powerfully of the contradictions and restrictions experienced by black women at that time. Quicksand, written in 1928, is an autobiographical novel about Helga Crane, a mixed race woman caught between fulfilling her desires and gaining respectability in her middle class neighbourhood. Written a year later, Passing tells the story of two childhood friends, Clare and Irene, ...

Quicksand & Passing 2014, Serpent's Tail, London

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Quicksand and Passing 2010, Wilder Publications

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Quicksand & Passing 2001, Serpent's Tail, London

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Quicksand and Passing 1986, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

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