NELLA LARSEN’S FANTASTIC MOTLEY OF UGLINESS AND BEAUTY: My March column at Bookslut

The story of Nella Larsen's literary career is one of the great tragedies of American letters. One of the Harlem Renaissance's most influential and enigmatic writers, she published two novels and several short stories before disappearing into obscurity. Surely the work of countless black American women writers never reached the audience it deserved or was …