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Toomer, Jean 1894-1967

Overview
Works: 268 works in 661 publications in 5 languages and 48,444 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Drama  Bibliography  Literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Bibliographies  Short stories  Sayings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3539.O478, 813.52
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Cane by Jean Toomer( Book )

107 editions published between 1923 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 2,971 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 2,333 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 )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,852 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 The fifty-five poems here -- most of them previously unpublished -- chart a fascinating evolution of artistic consciousness.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 1,513 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 )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 815 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

Jean Toomer achieved instant recognition as a critic and thinker in 1923 with the publication of his novel Cane, a harsh, eloquent vision of black American hardship and suffering. But because of his reclusive, introspective nature, Toomer's fame waned in later years, and today his other contributions to American thought and literature are all but forgotten. Now, this collection of unpublished writings restores a crucial dimension to our understanding of this important African American author. Thematically arranging letters, sketches, poems, autobiography, short stories, a play, and a children's story, Frederik Rusch offers insight into Toomer's mind and spirituality, his feelings on racial identity in America, and his attitudes toward and ideas about Cane. Rusch highlights Toomer's reflections on America, its people, landscape, and politics, reveals his significance for the problems and issues of today, and helps us understand Toomer not only as writer, but also as social critic, prophet, mystic, and idealist. Exploring Toomer's attempts to find self-realization and transcend social and cultural definitions of race, this book offers a unique view of the United Statesthrough the life of one of its most significant and fascinating intellectuals
A drama of the southwest : the critical edition of a forgotten play by Jean Toomer( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 679 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
The Best short stories of ... and the yearbook of the American short story( )

in English and held by 592 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 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essentials by Jean Toomer( Book )

15 editions published between 1931 and 2002 in English and held by 504 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 418 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 366 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 )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly after the 1923 publication of his Cane, a collage of poems, short stories, and sketches that depict the life of black Americans in both the rural South and the urban North, Toomer became a follower of spiritual leader Georges Gurdjieff. His published writing centered on those teachings for the next 20 years, until he became a Quaker in 1940, and published articles in that vein until 1950. Here are 45 poems and stories that have not appeared in previous collections, arranged in chronological sections from 1922 to 1950. Griffin (U. of South Carolina) provides a brief biographical sketch, but neither index nor bibliography. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Cane : authoritative text by Jean Toomer( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 238 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
May days : an anthology of verse from Masses-Liberator by Genevieve Taggard( Book )

1 edition published in 1925 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balo by Jean Toomer( )

3 editions published between 1927 and 2003 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cane by Jean Toomer( )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2019 in English and held by 110 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
Kabnis by Jean Toomer( )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interpretation of Friends worship by Jean Toomer( )

8 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious text written by American novelist and poet, Jean Toomer
 
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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

Pinchback, Nathan Eugene 1894-1967

Toomer, Jean

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

ジーン・トゥーマー

トゥーマー, ジーン

珍·圖默

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