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Toomer, Jean 1894-1967

Works: 219 works in 495 publications in 5 languages and 46,299 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  History  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3539.O478, 813.52
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Cane by Jean Toomer( Book )

87 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A powerful work of innovative fiction [made up of] sketches, poems, and stories of black rural and urban life"--Page 4 of cover
American poetry : the twentieth century by Randall Stewart( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,384 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 )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,258 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 The fifty-five poems here -- most of them previously unpublished -- chart a fascinating evolution of artistic consciousness.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
The wayward and the seeking: a collection of writings by Jean Toomer by Jean Toomer( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an annotated edition of Harlem Renaissance author Jean Toomer's collection of stories and poems about African-American men and women; and 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 )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 688 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 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essentials by Jean Toomer( Book )

12 editions published between 1931 and 2002 in English and held by 514 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 )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 294 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, Jt. 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 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tell about the South voices in black & white( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of modern Southern literature from 1915 to present. Features literary careers of William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Erskine Caldwell, Ralph Ellison, Walker Percy and many others
The Story and its writer : an introduction to short fiction by Ann Charters( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information: 6th ed. Includes bibliographical references
Balo by Jean Toomer( )

4 editions published between 1927 and 2003 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kabnis by Jean Toomer( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems of civilization( Book )

3 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cane by Jean Toomer( Recording )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 61 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
The Harlem Renaissance : an anthology by Cary D Wintz( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Included in this volume are Paul Laurence Dunbar's poems; Charles W. Chesnutt's "The Wife of his youth"; A criticism and assessment by William Dean Howells; W.E.B. du Bois' poems and The quest of the silver fleece; James Weldon Johnson's poems and The autobiography of an ex-colored man; Claude McKay's poems; Jean Toomer's Cane; Jessie Fauset's There is confusion; Walter White's The fire in the flint; The Civic Club Dinner; Alain Locke's Survey graphic -- Harlem: Mecca of the new Negro, and The new Negro; The Opportunity literary contest; Carl Van Vechten's Nigger heaven; Fire!!; Langston Hughes' The Negro artist and the racial mountain; W.E.B. du Bois on Artistic freedom and responsibility; Langston Hughes' poems, 1922-1930; Countee Cullen's poems from Color; James Weldon Johnson's God's trombones; Claude McKay's Home to Harlem and two reviews; Nell Larsen's Passing; Wallace Thurman's The blacker the berry; Langston Hughes' Not without laughter; Alain Locke's This year of grace; Arna Bontemps' God sends Sunday; Sterling Brown's Poems from Southern Road; Langston Hughes' A "social poet"; Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and men; and Criticism from The new challenge
Song of the son by Jean Toomer( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flavor of man by Jean Toomer( Book )

7 editions published between 1949 and 1979 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
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

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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