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Carla Kaplan, Davis Distinguished Professor of American Literature; Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

This Norton Critical Edition includes: 

  • Nella Larsen’s stunning 1928 novel, accompanied by Carla Kaplan’s full and far-reaching introduction and explanatory annotations.
  • Twenty-seven carefully chosen reviews of one of the Harlem Renaissance’s most sensational literary debuts as well as contemporary biographical and cultural contexts.
  • Related writings by Nella Larsen repudiating racial stereotypes.
  • Major critical assessments by Laura Doyle, Ann duCille, Lori Harrison-Kahan, Arne Lunde and Anna Westerstahl Stenport, Deborah McDowell, Hanna Musiol, Susan M. Reverby, and Cherene Sherrard-Johnson.
  • A chronology and a selected bibliography.

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