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The Resource Passing : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism

Passing : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism

Label
Passing : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism
Title
Passing
Title remainder
authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Restless Classics presents the ninetieth anniversary edition of an undersung gem of the Harlem Renaissance: Nella Larsen's Passing, a captivating and prescient exploration of identity, sexuality, self-invention, class, and race set amidst the pealing boisterousness of the Jazz Age. When childhood friends Irene Redfield and Clare Kendry cross paths at a whites-only restaurant, it's been decades since they last met. Married to a bigoted white man who has no idea that she is African American, Clare has fully embraced her ability to "pass" as a white woman. Irene, also light-skinned and living in Harlem, is shocked by Clare's rejection of her heritage, though she too passes when it suits her needs. This encounter sparks an intense relationship between the two women who, as acclaimed critic and novelist Darryl Pinckney writes in his insightful introduction, reflect Larsen's own experience of being "between black and white, and culturally at home nowhere." In a culture intent on setting boundaries, Clare and Irene refuse to adhere to expectations of gender, race, or class, culminating in a tragic clash of identities, as their relationship swings between emotional hostility and intense attraction
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Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larsen, Nella
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
A Norton critical edition
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  • Larsen, Nella
  • African American women
  • Racially mixed people
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Female friendship
  • Human skin color
  • Married women
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Passing : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12442999
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781632062031
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12442999
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12442999
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Passing : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12442999
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781632062031
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12442999
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12442999
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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