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Nella Larsen

Novelist (13-Apr-1891 — 30-Mar-1964)


Licia Morrow Calloway; Yoshinobu Hakutani. Black Family (Dys)Function in Novels by Jessie Fauset, Nella Larson, & Fannie Hurst. Peter Lang Publishing. 2003. 174pp.

Thadious M. Davis. Nella Larsen, Novelist of the Harlem Renaissance: A Woman's Life Unveiled. Louisiana State University Press. 1996. 496pp.

George Hutchinson. In Search of Nella Larsen: A Biography of the Color Line. Belknap/Harvard University Press. 2006. 582pp.

Charles R. Larson. Invisible Darkness: Jean Toomer and Nella Larsen. University of Iowa Press. 1993. 241pp.

Jacquelyn Y. McLendon. The Politics of Color in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen. University of Virginia Press. 1995. 142pp.

Ericka Miller. The Other Reconstruction: Where Violence and Womanhood Meet in the Writings of Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Angelina Weld Grimke, and Nella Larsen. Taylor & Francis, Inc.. 1999.

Jessica Rabin. Surviving The Crossing: (Im)migration, Ethnicity, and Gender in Willa Cather, Gertrude Stein, and Nella Larsen. UK: Taylor & Francis/Routledge. 2004. 240pp.

Portia Boulware Ransom. Black Love and the Harlem Renaissance: The Novels of Nella Larsen, Jessie Redmon Fauset, and Zora Neale Hurston: An Essay in African American Literary Criticism. Edwin Mellen Press. 2006. 181pp.


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  4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.245)

  5. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.114)

  6. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.580)

  7. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.631)

  8. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (p.473)

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