Passing by Nella LarsenPassing by Nella Larsen


byNella Larsen

Paperback | October 26, 2004

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Married to a successful physician and prominently ensconced in Harlem's vibrant society of the 1920s, Irene Redfield leads a charmed existence — until a chance encounter with a childhood friend who has been "passing for white." Passing offers fascinating psychological insights into issues of race and gender.
Nella Larsen was associated with the Harlem Renaissance. She also worked as a librarian and a nurse in New York City, pursuing nursing after her brief, successful writing career until her death in 1964. Larsen's mother was Danish, and her father was West Indian; she used her experience as the child of middle-class parents in a mixed ma...
Title:PassingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8.5 × 5.38 × 0.68 inPublished:October 26, 2004Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0486437132

ISBN - 13:9780486437132

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful What a profound view of race in America, and a fascinating tale of two juxtaposed women. The writing style was pitch-perfect, characterization thorough and well described, the story short but meaningful. It had the feeling of scratching the surface, and leaving the rest for the reader to analyse. Amazing.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! A heartbreaking tale about seeing colour in the 1920s. A must-read.
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