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us: Larsen, Nella



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    • us: Walker, Nellie, 1891-1964
    • us: Larsen, Nellye
    • us: Larsen, Nellie
    • us: Imes, Nella
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    • found: Her Quicksand, 1928.
    • found: Passing, 1997: CIP t.p. (Nella Larsen) CIP galley (Nellie Walker; b. Apr. 13, 1891, Chicago; Harlem Renaissance writer; in 1901, came to New York, worked as a nurse and librarian; began publishing stories in 1928; d. 1964)
    • found: In Black and white, c1980 (Larsen, Nella; (Mrs. Elmer S. Imes); 1893 [sic]-1963 [sic]; novelist; taught nursing at Tuskegee; social worker; children's librarian)
    • found: Nella Larsen, novelist of the Harlem Renaissance, c1994 (Nellie Walker; b. Apr. 13, 1891, Chicago; appropriated 1893, as the year of her birth; her sister, Anna was born in 1893; Nellye Larsen; Nellie Larsen; Nella Larsen Imes; d. Mar. 30, 1964)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed February 18, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Larsen, Nella; Nellie Walker; “Allen Semi”; fiction writer; born 13 April 1891 in Chicago, Illinois, United States; completed high school at the Normal School of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she took the name “Larsen” and began to use “Nella” as her given name (1907); claimed to have spent years in Denmark (1909-1912); graduated from a three-year nurses' training course at New York City's Lincoln Hospital (1915); worked a year at the John A. Andrew Hospital and Nurse Training School in Tuskegee, Alabama and with the New York Public Library (1922); her first novel, “Quicksand” (1928) won the Harmon Foundation's Bronze Medal for literature; became the first black woman to receive a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship for her second novel “Passing” (1929); traveled to Spain and France (1930); returned to New York where she was a supervisor at Gouverneur Hospital (1944-1961) and worked at the Metropolitan Hospital (1961-1964); her novels were considered “lost” until the 1970s; her reputation was recovered during the rise of the feminist movement (in the 1970s); died 30 March 1964 in New York, New York, United States)
  • LC Classification

    • PS3523.A7225
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    • 1980-07-09: new
    • 2015-04-17: revised
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