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Who is Nella Larsen?
Nella Larsen: Nellallitea "Nella" Larsen, born Nellie Walker, was an American novelist of the Harlem Renaissance. First working as a nurse and a librarian, she published two novels—Quicksand and Passing —and a few short stories. Though her literary output was scant, she earned recognition by her contemporaries. A revival of interest in her writing has occurred since the late twentieth century, when issues of racial and sexual identity and identification have been studied.
- also known as Nellallitea Larsen, Nellie Walker, Nellie Larsen, Nellye Larsen, Nella Larsen Imes
- born on (124 years ago) in Chicago
- ethnicity: African American
- nationality: United States of America
- profession: Writer, nurse, novelist
- died on (51 years ago) in Brooklyn
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by Cary D. Wintz, Paul Finkelman
Nella Larsen, one ofthe most important novelistsof the Harlem Renaissance, is also the most mysterious. Published biographies have been rifewith error,and accurate informationisdifficult tocome by. Larsen's originalname wasNellie Walker.
by Steven A. Reich
Not only were some of the principal participants of the Renaissance migrants to New York (Langston Hughes, Nella Larsen, Claude McKay, to name a few) but so were the masses of anonymous figures who inspired the personas and protago- ...
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