Essence and the Mulatto Traveler: Europe as Embodiment in Nella Larsen's Quicksand

Gray, Jeffrey
March 1994
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Spring94, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p257
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Analyzes Nella Larsen's handling of the question of racial indeterminacy in her novel `Quicksand.' Psychological struggle of the mulatto heroine; Traveling of blacks in the process of self-discovery; Mulatto's position in between the races; Inscription of white man's artifice on a black man's body.


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