“Somewhere, within her, in a deep recess, crouched discontent. She began to lose confidence in the fullness of her life, the glow began to fade from her conception of it. As the days multiplied, her need of something, something vaguely familiar, but which she could not put a name to and hold for definite examination, became almost intolerable. She went through moments of overwhelming anguish. She felt shut in, trapped.” ―Nella Larsen, Quicksand
Today we celebrate the anniversary of the birthday of Chicago native and novelist Nella Larsen (1891-1964), one of the great writers of the Harlem Renaissance, and author of many short stories, and the novellas PASSING, and QUICKSAND.