The Resource Passing, Nella Larsen ; introduction by Ntozake Shange

Passing, Nella Larsen ; introduction by Ntozake Shange

Label
Passing
Title
Passing
Statement of responsibility
Nella Larsen ; introduction by Ntozake Shange
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"First published to critical acclaim in 1929, Passing firmly established Nella Larsen's prominence among women writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Passing is a story of two women who cross the color line in 1920s New York - together with a new Introduction by the Obie Award-winning playwright and novelist Ntozake Shange." "Irene Redfield, the novel's protagonist, is a woman with an enviable life. She and her husband, Brian, a prominent physician, share a comfortable Harlem town house with their sons. Her work arranging charity balls that gather Harlem's elite creates a sense of purpose and respectability for Irene. But her hold on this world begins to slip the day she encounters Clare Kendry, a childhood friend with whom she had lost touch. Clare - light-skinned, beautiful, and charming - tells Irene how, after her father's death, she left behind the black neighborhood of her adolescence and began passing for white, hiding her true identity from everyone, including her racist husband. As Clare begins inserting herself into Irene's life, Irene is thrown into a panic, terrified of the consequences of Clare's dangerous behavior. And when Clare witnesses the vibrancy and energy of the community she left behind, her burning desire to come back threatens to shatter her careful deception."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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Larsen, Nella
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3523.A7225
LC item number
P37 2000
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
EBSCOhost
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  • African American women
  • Racially mixed people
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Female friendship
  • Human skin color
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Married women
Label
Passing, Nella Larsen ; introduction by Ntozake Shange
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Encounter
  • Re-encounter
  • Finale
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2000 Modern Library ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 182 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307431585
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99979208646
System control number
(NhCcYBP)11735678
Label
Passing, Nella Larsen ; introduction by Ntozake Shange
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Encounter
  • Re-encounter
  • Finale
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2000 Modern Library ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 182 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307431585
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99979208646
System control number
(NhCcYBP)11735678

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