8 edition of Passing it on found in the catalog.
|Statement||by Yuri Nakahara Kochiyama ; edited by Marjorie Lee, Akemi Kochiyama-Sardinha, and Audee Kochiyama-Holman.|
|Contributions||Lee, Marjorie, 1954-, Kochiyama-Sardinha, Akemi., Kochiyama-Holman, Audee.|
|LC Classifications||E184.J3 K57 2004|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxvi, 225 p. :|
|Number of Pages||225|
|ISBN 10||0934052387, 0934052379|
|LC Control Number||2004100253|
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Passing refers to what both the main female characters can do in this book. Although technically of black origins they can actually pass as white, due to their skin tones. For Irene she stays to her heritage and has become a middle-classed black woman in New York, whereas Clare passes for white and has covered up her roots/5().
As Passing begins, Irene Redfield--a sophisticated and comfortably married woman of African-American descent--is opening her discovers a letter from Clare Kendry, an old acquaintance, and this document sets off a chain of recalls Clare's difficult childhood and cunning temperament, but is most preoccupied with a recent meeting between Clare and herself that had taken Author: Nella Larsen.
Judging by the fact that this book has an introduction by the awesome Ntozake Shange, extensive notes and a detailed critical foreward by Mae Henderson loaded with references to related books and other critics who have written on Larsen, and that Bitch magazine devoted a feature to the book in their early issue, Passing has only become, if /5.
A tightly constructed, psychologically incisive commentary on race relations in the early decades of the 20th century, Passing () is the single best-known work of African-American novelist Nella one level, the book is a study of a fraught social choice: the decision that an African-American woman, Clare Kendry, makes to leave black society and "pass" as : Nella Larsen.
Passing broke literary ground as the story of two racially and sexually ambiguous women written by another. Social boundaries can be permeated, but not without cost." The Guardian, novels everyone must read - Natalie Cate.
Nella Larsen’s Passing is one of those American classics that I’ve always meant to get around to. A new edition is /5(61). Irene and Clare clearly have a fraught relationship, as is evident from the book’s very first pages. Clare’s request to spend time with Irene and the black community feels intrusive and presumptuous to Irene.
Though passing has not yet been brought up, the reader can already see the tension it causes. About the Book.
First published to critical acclaim inPassing firmly established Nella Larsen's prominence among women writers of the Harlem Renaissance. 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 : Passing is a work of fiction, but it is a true story about the world in which its author, Nella Larsen, lived.
To describe it simply as a novel about a black woman passing for white would be to ignore the multiple layers of its concerns. Passing is about the monumental cultural transformations that took place in American society after World War I.
It is about changing definitions of concepts.