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Jean Toomer and the prison-house of thought : a phenomenology of the spirit

Author: Robert B Jones
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1993.
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Offering a critique of the subjective idealism that lies at the centre of Toomer's oeuvre through the lens of Lukac's theory of reification, Robert B. Jones frames his analysis in terms of  Read more...

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Jones, Robert B., 1948-
Jean Toomer and the prison-house of thought.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)622113890
Named Person: Jean Toomer; Jean Toomer; Jean Toomer; Jean Toomer; Jean Toomer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert B Jones
ISBN: 0870238604 9780870238604
OCLC Number: 27725728
Description: xv, 191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. The Aesthetic Sphere (1918-1923). 1. Aesthetics of Orientalism and the Emergence of Racial Consciousness. Imagist and Symbolist Poets. "Like Green Blades Sprouting in His Consciousness" 2. Cane: Hermeneutics of Form and Consciousness. The Structure of Language: Metaphor and Metonymy. The Art of Literary Portraiture. Spiritual Design and the Structure of Plot. Cane: Toward a Definition of Form --
Pt. 2. The Ethical Sphere (1924-1939). 3. Landscapes of the Self: Art and Gurdjieffian Idealism. The Poet as Idealist Philosopher. Higher Consciousness in the Novels. "The Eye": A Study in Terror and Insanity. "Cosmic Consciousness" and the American Southwest. 4. Landscapes of Society: The Postwar Decade. "Lost and Dominant": Landscape of the Modern Wasteland. Further Social Perspectives --
Pt. 3. The Religious Sphere (1940-1955). 5. Quiet Rebel: Quaker Religious Idealism. The Ethical versus the Religious. Passage to India. The Poet as Knight of Faith. The Literary Canon of Jean Toomer. Jean Toomer Bibliography, 1923-1992. Secondary Sources.
Responsibility: Robert B. Jones.

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