Sunday, August 7, 2022

Nella Larsen’s Passing

My colleague Donavan Ramon composed an episode focusing on Nella Larsen’s Passing (1929) for our podcast series Remarkable Receptions

He opens by raising the following issues:
What makes a novel so powerful that nearly a century after its publication, the movie adaptation lands on President Obama’s list of favorite films? Perhaps it’s the mysterious and unresolved death of a main character. Perhaps it’s the emphasis on the psychology of two light-skinned black women’s attitudes toward passing for white.  What’s certain is that Nella Larsen’s novel Passing has captivated audiences for nearly 100 years.



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