On this day in 1964, Passing and Quicksand author Nella Larsen (b. 1891) died in Brooklyn, New York. At the time of her death, Larsen was divorced, did not have any children and had retreated from the writing world. In 1930, Larsen’s literary rise was compromised: she was accused of plagiarizing a short story and in response, … Continue reading Read Nella Larsen’s 1922 application to the NYPL’s library school.
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