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Toomer, Jean 1894-1967

Overview
Works: 239 works in 591 publications in 6 languages and 47,030 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Bibliography  Periodicals  Drama  Bibliographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Short stories  Sayings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3539.O478, 813.52
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Cane by Jean Toomer( Book )

103 editions published between 1923 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 2,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cane is an innovative literary work part drama, part poetry, part fiction powerfully evoking black life in the South. Rich in imagery, Toomer's impressionistic, sometimes surrealistic sketches of Southern rural and urban life are permeated by visions of smoke, sugarcane, dusk, and fire; the northern world is pictured as a harsher reality of asphalt streets. This iconic work of American
American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
The collected poems of Jean Toomer by Jean Toomer( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the only collected edition of poems by Jean Toomer, the enigmatic American writer, Gurdjieffian guru, and Quaker convert who is perhaps best known for his 1923 lyrical narrative Cane. The fifty-five poems here -- most of them previously unpublished -- chart a fascinating evolution of artistic consciousness. The book is divided into sections reflecting four distinct periods of creativity in Toomer's career. The Aesthetic period includes Imagist, Symbolist, and other experimental pieces, such as "Five Vignettes," while "Georgia Dusk" and the newly discovered poem "Tell Me" come from Toomer' s Ancestral Consciousness period in the early 1920s. "The Blue Meridian" and other Objective Consciousness poems reveal the influence of idealist philosopher Georges Gurdjieff. Among the works of this period the editor presents a group of local color poems picturing the landscape of the American Southwest, including "Imprint for Rio Grande." "It Is Everywhere," another newly discovered poem, celebrates America and democratic idealism. The Quaker religious philosophy of Toomer's final years is demonstrated in such Christian Existential works as "They Are Not Missed" and "To Gurdjieff Dying." Robert Jones's clear and comprehensive introduction examines the major poems in this volume and serves as a guide through the stages of Toomer's evolution as an artist and thinker. The Collected Poems of Jean Toomer will prove essential to Toomer's admirers as well as to scholars and students of modern poetry, Afro-American literature, and American studies
Black theater, U.S.A.; forty-five plays by Black Americans, 1847-1974 by James V Hatch( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Various themes and styles are represented in this anthology of comic and tragic works by Black American playwrights
The wayward and the seeking: a collection of writings by Jean Toomer by Jean Toomer( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cane : an authoritative text, backgrounds, criticism by Jean Toomer( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This annotated edition of Harlem Renaissance author Jean Toomer's collection of stories and poems about African-American men and women includes excerpts from Toomer's correspondence with fellow writers, biographical information, and critical commentary
A Jean Toomer reader : selected unpublished writings by Jean Toomer( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American short stories ... and the yearbook of the American short story( )

in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Toomer : selected essays and literary criticism by Jean Toomer( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essentials by Jean Toomer( Book )

14 editions published between 1931 and 2002 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of aphorisms and definitions on subjects ranging from the spiritual dangers of industrial society to the failures of modern religion and education. The forward includes background on Toomer's life and the philosophical assumptions that informed his writing
African-American classics( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty-three stories and poems by America's earliest black authors, illustrated by contemporary black artists including: authors, Langston Hughes [and others]; adaptations, Alex Simmons, Christopher Priest, Mat Johnson; illustrators, Afua Richardson [et al.]"--Page 4 of cover
Cane : authoritative text, contexts, criticism by Jean Toomer( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an outstanding critical edition that illuminates the complex life of Jean Toomer, the creation of Cane, his haunting, influential masterpiece, and modernism. Once again, we are indebted to Rudolph Byrd and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for their superb scholarship."--Charles Johnson
The uncollected works of American author Jean Toomer, 1894-1967 by Jean Toomer( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cane : authoritative text by Jean Toomer( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1923, Jean Toomer's Cane is an innovative literary work part drama, part poetry, part fiction powerfully evoking black life in the South. Rich in imagery, Toomer s impressionistic, sometimes surrealistic sketches of Southern rural and urban life are permeated by visions of smoke, sugarcane, dusk, and fire; the northern world is pictured as a harsher reality of asphalt streets. This iconic work of American literature is published with a new introduction by Rudolph Byrd of Emory University and Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University
A drama of the southwest : the critical edition of a forgotten play by Jean Toomer( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jean Toomer (1894--1967) was a modernist writer, a member of the Harlem Renaissance, and briefly part of the literary and artistic community that grew up around Mabel Dodge Luhan in Taos, New Mexico. This book, a critical edition of a previously unpublished 1935 manuscript, makes A Drama of the Southwest available to readers for the first time. The play provides a vivid glimpse into the social world of the artists who mined Taos for creative and spiritual renewal in the early twentieth century, and editor Dekker provides cultural and literary historical context, arguing for Toomer's continuing creative power and significance at a time in his career that has been largely overlooked by critics"--Publisher's website
Balo by Jean Toomer( )

3 editions published between 1927 and 2003 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kabnis by Jean Toomer( )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cane by Jean Toomer( Recording )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1923, Jean Toomer's Cane is an innovative literary work powerfully evoking black life in the South. Rich in imagery, Toomer's impressionistic, sometimes surrealistic sketches of Southern rural and urban life are permeated by visions of smoke, sugarcane, dusk, and fire; the northern world is pictured as a harsher reality of asphalt streets. This iconic work of American literature is published with a new afterword by Rudolph Byrd of Emory University and Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University, who provide groundbreaking biographical information on Toomer, place his writing within the context of American modernism and the Harlem Renaissance, and examine his shifting claims about his own race and his pioneering critique of race as a scientific or biological concept
An interpretation of Friends worship by Jean Toomer( )

9 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious text written by American novelist and poet, Jean Toomer
Novels for students. presenting analysis, context and criticism on commonly studied novels by Elizabeth Thomason( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles fifteen commonly studied novels by such authors as William Faulkner, Amy Tan, Margaret Atwood, and L. Frank Baum, providing plot summaries, biographical and historical context, examples of criticism, and discussion ofcharacters, themes, and style
 
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American poetry : the twentieth centuryThe collected poems of Jean ToomerThe wayward and the seeking: a collection of writings by Jean ToomerCane : an authoritative text, backgrounds, criticismA Jean Toomer reader : selected unpublished writingsJean Toomer : selected essays and literary criticismEssentialsCane : authoritative text, contexts, criticism
Alternative Names
Ioannes Toomer

Jean Toomer

Jean Toomer Amerikaans dichter (1894-1967)

Jean Toomer amerikansk poet

Jean Toomer écrivain américain

Jean Toomer romanziere e poeta statunitense

Jean Toomer US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Pinchaback, Eugene 1894-1967

Pinchaback, Nathan Eugene 1894-1967

Pinchback, Eugene.

Pinchback, Eugene 1894-1967

Pinchback, Nathan Eugene 1894-1967

Toomer, N. Eugene 1894-1967

Toomer, N. Jean.

Toomer, N. Jean 1894-1967

Toomer, Nathan Eugene 1894-1967

Toomer, Nathan Pinchback 1894-1967

Джин Тумер американский поэт и писатель

ژان تامر

トゥーマー, ジーン

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