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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Matthew Krumholtz Abstract This essay explores how novelists of the Harlem Renaissance deploy small talk to disrupt racial identification. Nella Larsen's Passing (1929) serves as a case study showing that small talk magnifies a strange intimacy between passing narratives and etiquette manuals...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 353–355.
Published: 01 November 2004
... of this length could dwell more on the detailed close readings that underpin Esteve's account of Nella Larsen, or of W. E. B. Du Bois's "Of the Coming of John." Let me close instead by suggesting that Esteve's account of Henry James's Washing- ton Square showcases the virtue of her strong argumentative...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 138–140.
Published: 01 May 1999
... of race and power relations, she resituates Stein through her recursive read- ing not as the modernist point of origin but as the inheritor of a literature of "passing" emerging from writers such as Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen. In the final chapter, Hurston's Mules and Men and Tell My Horse...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 305–308.
Published: 01 August 2023
... “such set pieces of mise-en-scène tend either to disappear or to become defamiliarized” (48). But in the absence of any engagement with writers beyond Proust, James, and Woolf, this assertion is somewhat unconvincing. What of the work of William Faulkner, or Willa Cather, or Nella Larsen, or Ernest...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 519–522.
Published: 01 November 2010
... in this trilogy of books. Chapters in Female Complaint and Queen of America include a fantastic and phantasma- gorical exploration of sexuality and race in Nella Larsen’s powerful novel Passing, as well as the definitive reading of Lisa Simpson’s role in the TV sitcom The Simpsons. What has happened...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Nella Larsen and Virginia Woolf inhabit and question the liberty narrative while never quite escaping it. In Quicksand, Larsen "unveils" the way in which Helga's quest for freedom is a "paradoxically racialized will" (396), as well as how the seemingly most compelling an- swer...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 424–442.
Published: 01 November 2010
... and Consumer Capitalism in Rhys, Woolf, Stein, and Nella Larsen . New York: Routledge, 2009 . Keynes , John Maynard . The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money . 1936. New York: Harcourt, 1964 . Kumar , Krishan . The Making of English National Identity . Cambridge: Cambridge...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 11–17.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... Charles Chesnutt’sThe Marrow of Tradition (1901), James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-colored Man (1912), Nella Larsen’s Quicksand (1928), and George Schuyler’s Black No More (1931) are among the works that robustly track the limitations of the ideologies mobilized to sanc- tion...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 375–387.
Published: 01 November 2017
... a similarly productive time for black female novelists like Jessie Fauset, Nella Larsen, and Hurston, who helped shape the era known as the Harlem Renaissance. The middle decades likewise had hardly been a dry spell with the appearance of masterworks such as Ann Petry's The Street (1946)—the first novel I...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 21–38.
Published: 01 May 2023
...; it anticipates a lineage of Black American writers such as Nella Larsen, Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Ishmael Reed, John A. Williams, and Toni Morrison, who would work with, and in many cases valorize, modes of alternative—indeed, paranoid—epistemology that sought to counter the racist precepts...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 219–243.
Published: 01 August 2003
... the enthusiastic recognition of Three Lives by Richard Wright, Nella Larsen, and Carl Van Vechten?' We can conclude that Melanctha Herbert is a misguided, confused, and socially or naturally determined woman, who concludes her pathetic life in "a home for poor consumptives," where she "stayed until...