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The author Nella Larsen,

photographed in 1934 by Carl Van Vechten.

 

Photograph: Carl Van Vechten,

© Van Vechten Trust,

Courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University

 

The Performance of Racial Passing

Though Nella Larsen’s classic 1929 novel is understood to be a tragedy,

it also exposes race to be something of a farce

NYT

March 2, 2021

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/02/
t-magazine/passing-nella-larsen-brit-bennett.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larsen dedicated “Passing” to Carl Van Vechten

and inscribed this photo (circa 1927) to him and his wife, Fania Marinoff.

 

Photograph:

James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection,

Courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University

 

The Performance of Racial Passing

Though Nella Larsen’s classic 1929 novel is understood to be a tragedy,

it also exposes race to be something of a farce

NYT

March 2, 2021

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/02/
t-magazine/passing-nella-larsen-brit-bennett.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nellallitea "Nella" Larsen (born Nellie Walker)        USA        1895-1964

 

A Harlem Renaissance-era writer

whose heritage informed

her modernist take on the topic of race.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/
obituaries/overlooked-nella-larsen.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/02/
t-magazine/passing-nella-larsen-brit-bennett.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/
obituaries/overlooked-nella-larsen.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2010/04/07/
125574331/passing-across-the-color-line-in-the-jazz-age

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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