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by Nella Larsen


Only 12 left in stock (more on the way). I personally found it a bit harder to follow at times and sometimes had to revisit passages to really understand what was being said. One person found this helpful.

I personally found it a bit harder to follow at times and sometimes had to revisit passages to really understand what was being said.

I finished the book with the distinct feeling that writing this book had wrung every drop from its author, That it cost her dearly to speak from her heart, for this story has the aura of the confessional about it.

LibriVox recording of Quicksand by Nella Larsen. Quicksand is a 1928 novel by Nella Larsen, a writer of the Harlem Renaissance. For more free audio books, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit LibriVox. M4B Audiobook (139MB). Read by Elizabeth Klett. It focuses on Helga Crane, a mixed-race woman who is a schoolteacher in the American south. As the novel opens, she suddenly decides to give up her teaching position and go north, back to her roots in Chicago.

Nellallitea "Nella" Larsen, born Nellie Walker (April 13, 1891 – March 30, 1964), was an American novelist of the Harlem Renaissance

Nellallitea "Nella" Larsen, born Nellie Walker (April 13, 1891 – March 30, 1964), was an American novelist of the Harlem Renaissance. Working as a nurse and a librarian, she published two novels, Quicksand (1928) and Passing (1929), and a few short stories. Though her literary output was scant, she earned recognition by her contemporaries. A revival of interest in her writing has occurred since the late 20th century, when issues of racial and sexual identity have been studied

Quicksand and Passing book. Nella Larsen's novels Quicksand (1928) and Passing (1929) document the historical realities of Harlem in the 1920s and shed a bright light on the social world of the black bourgeoisie.

Quicksand and Passing book. Quicksand and Passing are novels I will never forget. The novels' greatest appeal and achievement, however, is not sociological, but psychological.

Read Quicksand, by Nella Larsen online on Bookmate – Helga's mother is white, and her father is black-and absent. Ostracized throughout her lonely childhood for her dark skin, Helga spends her adul. Everywhere she goes - the American South, Harlem, even Denmark-she feels oppressed. Socially, economically, and psychologically, Helga struggles against the "quicksand" of classism, racism, and sexism. One of the most acclaimed and influential writers of the Harlem Renaissance, Nella Larsen published her powerful first novel in 1928.

Quicksasnd The Relationship between Colour and Identity in the Literature of Nella Larsen and Richard Wright - Quicksand. 0Pages: 9year: 16/17. 0. Quicksand Book Summary - Pragmatism. 0Pages: 1year: 16/17.

A writer of the Harlem Renaissance, Nella Larsen wrote just two novels, published here, and a handful of short stories

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, both light skinned enough to pass as white.

Nella Larsen’s heroines are emotional nomads, women whose intelligence . Quicksand is the story of an educated black woman’s inability to find her niche in the contemporary world.

Nella Larsen’s heroines are emotional nomads, women whose intelligence and genius for rebellion make them ill suited for the proscribed existence ordained by whites for blacks in 1920s and ’30s segregated America. No tragic mulattoes here. For those two articles, she used the byline Nella Larsen Imes, and she stated in the introductory remarks to each piece that she had spent her childhood days in Denmark.

Hypocrisy and prejudice compel a principled mulatto teacher to desert a steady job and a socially prominent fiance.

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ISBN13: 978-0837111278

ISBN: 0837111277

Author: Nella Larsen

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: History & Criticism

Language: English

Publisher: Praeger (June 11, 1970)

Pages: 312 pages

ePUB size: 1171 kb

FB2 size: 1147 kb

Rating: 4.8

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Acebiolane
A quick read because it is short and simple, it is nonetheless timely and topical.
The life story of mixed-race Helga Crane who lives on the edges of either the black Harlem or European white communities until she makes
A choice that seals her fate. Many of the racial questions and quandaries outlined in the slim volume persist today and the book was written
In the early half of the 1900's. This would be an excellent addition to 11th grade Language Arts courses to be taught after "The Great Gatsby"
Which has certainly been over used in past decades.
Acebiolane
A quick read because it is short and simple, it is nonetheless timely and topical.
The life story of mixed-race Helga Crane who lives on the edges of either the black Harlem or European white communities until she makes
A choice that seals her fate. Many of the racial questions and quandaries outlined in the slim volume persist today and the book was written
In the early half of the 1900's. This would be an excellent addition to 11th grade Language Arts courses to be taught after "The Great Gatsby"
Which has certainly been over used in past decades.
Bloodfire
Contextually, I can understand the importance of this novel as documentation. The style, though, didn't flow. I will readily admit I am not a writer, but I read 4 or 5 books a week and the best novels flow--you don't begin reading a sentence and wonder at the end of it what actually was the thing being described. (In this book, the beautiful, infallible heroine mostly.)
Bloodfire
Contextually, I can understand the importance of this novel as documentation. The style, though, didn't flow. I will readily admit I am not a writer, but I read 4 or 5 books a week and the best novels flow--you don't begin reading a sentence and wonder at the end of it what actually was the thing being described. (In this book, the beautiful, infallible heroine mostly.)
Goll
Excellent, as relevant in 2017 as it was when it was written. Deals not only with racial issues but with gender and class issues as well. Powerful and should he read in offer skipping ahead as some readers do would dexst

Excellent as relevant in 2017 as when it was written. Deals with not only racial issues but with class and gender issues as well. Should be read in the order it was written, for jumping ahead as some readers do would destroy not only the considerable suspense but the integrity of the characterization necessary to understand the climax and the choices the protagonist makes. It is quite complex but nevertheless a cautionary tale, written in very direct yet beautiful and sometimes rather poetic prose. Our society is just now becoming enlightened enough to plumb the depths of this novel.
Goll
Excellent, as relevant in 2017 as it was when it was written. Deals not only with racial issues but with gender and class issues as well. Powerful and should he read in offer skipping ahead as some readers do would dexst

Excellent as relevant in 2017 as when it was written. Deals with not only racial issues but with class and gender issues as well. Should be read in the order it was written, for jumping ahead as some readers do would destroy not only the considerable suspense but the integrity of the characterization necessary to understand the climax and the choices the protagonist makes. It is quite complex but nevertheless a cautionary tale, written in very direct yet beautiful and sometimes rather poetic prose. Our society is just now becoming enlightened enough to plumb the depths of this novel.
Sironynyr
There are parts of this tale that feel so familiar. Helga's struggle to straddle two worlds, to reconcile her parents relationship, their relationship to and with her is so real. Each time she is rejected she rejects herself in vicious ways. I honestly didn't recall most of the story, it's been twenty years since I read but I have to say......I really hate that ending.
Sironynyr
There are parts of this tale that feel so familiar. Helga's struggle to straddle two worlds, to reconcile her parents relationship, their relationship to and with her is so real. Each time she is rejected she rejects herself in vicious ways. I honestly didn't recall most of the story, it's been twenty years since I read but I have to say......I really hate that ending.
Cobyno
This was clearly a difficult story for Larsen to write at the time she wrote it in the late 20's. It was well crafted, and emotionally evocative, as a deep relationship between two opposites (in every way but gender) begins to build and simmer under the surface of antagonism. Very cleverly set up, This book, as does its characters, holds layer after layer of inner conflict and passion. No one is as she seems, and none loses her instinct for self-preservation, even as addiction for the 'other' grows and chokes out the life of 'normalcy'.

It seems somehow fitting that Larsen's next book did not find a publisher, and that this story is her last of record. It is a huge story, set in what proved a huge decade, amidst the rennaisance of the arts in Harlem. I sensed throughout that although the author was an adult woman, the story was told by an insecure child who had taken a deep breath, and now was braving everything in order to to "tell'.

A posthumous 'brava' to Ms. Larsen. You dug deep and you moved the ground a little with every page.

I finished the book with the distinct feeling that writing this book had wrung every drop from its author, That it cost her dearly to speak from her heart, for this story has the aura of the confessional about it
Cobyno
This was clearly a difficult story for Larsen to write at the time she wrote it in the late 20's. It was well crafted, and emotionally evocative, as a deep relationship between two opposites (in every way but gender) begins to build and simmer under the surface of antagonism. Very cleverly set up, This book, as does its characters, holds layer after layer of inner conflict and passion. No one is as she seems, and none loses her instinct for self-preservation, even as addiction for the 'other' grows and chokes out the life of 'normalcy'.

It seems somehow fitting that Larsen's next book did not find a publisher, and that this story is her last of record. It is a huge story, set in what proved a huge decade, amidst the rennaisance of the arts in Harlem. I sensed throughout that although the author was an adult woman, the story was told by an insecure child who had taken a deep breath, and now was braving everything in order to to "tell'.

A posthumous 'brava' to Ms. Larsen. You dug deep and you moved the ground a little with every page.

I finished the book with the distinct feeling that writing this book had wrung every drop from its author, That it cost her dearly to speak from her heart, for this story has the aura of the confessional about it
Black_Hawk_Down.
Helga was a thoroughly detestable character in my opinion; either that or schizophrenic. Materialistic. Despite an incomplete education and almost no skills or money, she lived off of people, used them, reviled them and discarded them. Pretentious yet self-loathing. Ugh.
Black_Hawk_Down.
Helga was a thoroughly detestable character in my opinion; either that or schizophrenic. Materialistic. Despite an incomplete education and almost no skills or money, she lived off of people, used them, reviled them and discarded them. Pretentious yet self-loathing. Ugh.
Ydely
This book has an amazing outlook of a Half White-Half African American Woman trying to fit into 1920's society. Everything is either black or white, but the protagonist feels gray, and there is no set place for her. I would read this book again. Great view of feminism.
Ydely
This book has an amazing outlook of a Half White-Half African American Woman trying to fit into 1920's society. Everything is either black or white, but the protagonist feels gray, and there is no set place for her. I would read this book again. Great view of feminism.
Incredibly dislikable central character. And hard to determine very clearly view narrator would have us take of her. Generally disappointing product of that extraordinary period, the Harlem Renaissance. Though have to admit something somewhat compelling about the self-hatred of this "mixed race" young woman.
Incredibly dislikable central character. And hard to determine very clearly view narrator would have us take of her. Generally disappointing product of that extraordinary period, the Harlem Renaissance. Though have to admit something somewhat compelling about the self-hatred of this "mixed race" young woman.