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

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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 of money or manners, but simply because they were black. Focusing on the psychology of black women, they brought up issues of identity and difference for both blacks and ...

The Politics of Color in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset and Nella Politics of Color in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen Larsen 1995, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813915531

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