On Thursday I found myself in the library scanning the PS 2552 shelf looking for Nella Larsen’s Passing. I planned to read it over the coming weekend but unfortunately someone beat me to it. Just as I turned to leave I spotted Death of a Salesman and decided why not I might as well READ something. My mind has been blown – this book is total awesomeness in two acts and a requiem! The sad part is now I’ve found Nella Larsen’s Passing at the BPL (Brooklyn Public Library) and as I sit here reading “It was the last letter…” I want to shoot myself. I feel as though I had a great appetizer of stuffed mushrooms with Arthur Miller and now the Passing is a main course of liver and onions. *SIGH* Its going to be a long long read.
Chapter one of Nella Larsen’s Passing seems so very strange and disembodied, it has drawn some attention with the presentation of a rift between Clare and Irene but …I suppose I’ll have to get past all this description of Clare and hopefully it will become engaging. …HOPEFULLY!
You might be happy to hear that Passing is a short read in three acts, much like Nella Larsen’s writing career. I tend to think of it as delicious with complex and unexpected spices, but that’s just me.