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Nella Larsen, novelist of the Harlem Renaissance : a woman's life unveiled, Thadious M. Davis

Label
Nella Larsen, novelist of the Harlem Renaissance : a woman's life unveiled
Title
Nella Larsen, novelist of the Harlem Renaissance
Title remainder
a woman's life unveiled
Statement of responsibility
Thadious M. Davis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Nella Larsen (1891-1964) is recognized as one of the most influential, and certainly one of the most enigmatic, writers of the Harlem Renaissance. With the instant success of her two novels, Quicksand (1928) and Passing (1929), she became a bright light in New Yorkʼs literary firmament. But her meteoric rise was followed by a surprising fall: In 1930 she was accused of plagiarizing a short story, and soon thereafter she disappeared from both the literary and African American worlds of New York. She lived the rest of her life - more than three decades - out of the public eye, working primarily as a nurse. In a remarkable achievement, Thadious Davis has penetrated the fog of mystery that has surrounded Larsen to present a detailed and fascinating account of the life and work of this gifted, determined, yet vulnerable artist. In addition to unraveling the details of Larseʼs personal life, Davis deftly situates the writer within the broader politics and aesthetics of the Harlem Renaissance and analyzes her life and work in terms of the current literature on race and gender
  • Also includes information on middle class African Americans, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., Gwendolyn Bennett, Arna Bontemps, Chicago, Crisis, Countee Cullen, W.E.B. Du Bois, Jesse Redmon Fauset, Rudolph Fisher, Fisk University, Ethel Bedient Gilbert, Harlem, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Elmer Samuel Imes, Harold Jackman, Charles S. Johnson, James Weldon Johnson, Lincoln Hospital and Home Training School for Nurses, Alain Locke, Claude McKay, New Negro Renaissance, New York Public Library, Nursing, Opportunity, Dorothy R. Peterson, Wallace Thurman, Jean Toomer, Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, Carl Van Vechten, Eric Walrond, Walter White, etc
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Thadious M.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Larsen, Nella
  • Women and literature
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • Novelists, American
  • African American novelists
  • African Americans in literature
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • African American librarians
  • Minority librarians
  • Larsen, Nella
  • African American librarians
  • African American novelists
  • African Americans in literature
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Intellectual life
  • Minority librarians
  • Novelists, American
  • Women and literature
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
  • United States
Label
Nella Larsen, novelist of the Harlem Renaissance : a woman's life unveiled, Thadious M. Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 1. A woman's life and place, 1891-1919 -- 1. Beginning in Chicago, 1891-1907 -- 2. Going forth into unknown regions, 1907-1912 -- 3. Training in New York, 1912-1915 -- 4. Sojourning in the South, 1915-1916 -- 5. Finding a home, 1916-1919
  • pt. 2. A new Negro's apprenticeship, 1920-1927 -- 6. Working for an education, 1920-1923 -- 7. Becoming a writer, 1923-1926 -- 8. Moving to the renaissance, 1926-1927
  • pt. 3. A novelist's achievement, 1927-1930 -- 9. Arriving with "Quicksand", 1927-1928 -- 10. Succeeding with "Passing", 1928-1929 -- 11. Catching a "Flying glimpse of the panorama", 1929-1930
  • pt. 4. A woman's harvest, 1930-1964 -- 12. Struggling against drought, 1930-1932 -- 13. Sowing dreams, 1933-1941 -- 14. Resting on headlands, 1941-1964
  • Conclusion: The meaning of Nella Larsen -- Appendix A. Book reviews of "Quicksand" -- Appendix B. Book reviews of "Passing" -- Appendix C. Chronological listing of works by Nella Larsen (Imes)
Control code
ocm28709584
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 492 pages
Isbn
9780807118665
Lccn
93032515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Nella Larsen, novelist of the Harlem Renaissance : a woman's life unveiled, Thadious M. Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 1. A woman's life and place, 1891-1919 -- 1. Beginning in Chicago, 1891-1907 -- 2. Going forth into unknown regions, 1907-1912 -- 3. Training in New York, 1912-1915 -- 4. Sojourning in the South, 1915-1916 -- 5. Finding a home, 1916-1919
  • pt. 2. A new Negro's apprenticeship, 1920-1927 -- 6. Working for an education, 1920-1923 -- 7. Becoming a writer, 1923-1926 -- 8. Moving to the renaissance, 1926-1927
  • pt. 3. A novelist's achievement, 1927-1930 -- 9. Arriving with "Quicksand", 1927-1928 -- 10. Succeeding with "Passing", 1928-1929 -- 11. Catching a "Flying glimpse of the panorama", 1929-1930
  • pt. 4. A woman's harvest, 1930-1964 -- 12. Struggling against drought, 1930-1932 -- 13. Sowing dreams, 1933-1941 -- 14. Resting on headlands, 1941-1964
  • Conclusion: The meaning of Nella Larsen -- Appendix A. Book reviews of "Quicksand" -- Appendix B. Book reviews of "Passing" -- Appendix C. Chronological listing of works by Nella Larsen (Imes)
Control code
ocm28709584
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 492 pages
Isbn
9780807118665
Lccn
93032515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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