Miscegenation and "the Dicta of Race and Class": The Rhinelander Case and Nella Larsen's Passing

  title={Miscegenation and "the Dicta of Race and Class": The Rhinelander Case and Nella Larsen's Passing},
  author={Mark J. Madigan},
  journal={MFS Modern Fiction Studies},
  pages={523 - 529}
  • M. Madigan
  • Published 1 January 2009
  • Art
  • MFS Modern Fiction Studies
The 1986 Rutgers University Press edition of Nella Larsen's two novels, Quicksand (1928) and Passing (1929), represents an important step in the resurrection of a neglected writer of the Harlem Renaissance. Larsen was the first AfricanAmerican woman to win a Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Writing (1930), and both of her novels were highly acclaimed before her literary career ended abruptly in the early 1930s for reasons that are still not wholly clear. There were well-publicized but… 
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