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Biography of American author Jean Toomer, 1894-1967

by John Chandler Griffin

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Published by Edwin Mellen Press in Lewiston, N.Y .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Toomer, Jean, 1894-1967.,
    • Gurdjieff, Georges Ivanovitch, 1872-1949 -- Influence.,
    • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.,
    • Racially mixed people -- United States -- Biography.,
    • Quakers -- United States -- Biography.,
    • African American authors -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJohn Chandler Griffin.
      GenreBiography.
      SeriesStudies in American literature ;, v. 52, Studies in American literature (Lewiston, N.Y.) ;, v. 52.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3539.O478 Z65 2002
      The Physical Object
      Pagination242 p., [10] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages242
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3569604M
      ISBN 100773470883
      LC Control Number2002071822

      Toomer (–) is still best remembered as the author of Cane (), an amalgam of short stories, poetry, and drama focusing on the lives of African Americans; it is a masterful work that led many scholars to group Toomer with the figures of the Harlem Renaissance. Yet, as Robert B. Jones points out, Toomer’s subsequent writings. The Poets Jean Toomer () About the Poet Virtuoso, mystic, and modernist author of the first mature work of the post-World War I Southern Renaissance, Nathan Eugene "Jean" Toomer was an alienated seeker, a forerunner of the racial neutrality of s multiculturalism.

      Jean Toomer, –, American writer, b. Washington, D.C., as Nathan Eugene Toomer. A major figure of the Harlem Renaissance, he is known mainly for Cane (, rev. ed. , ), a collection of stories, poems, and sketches about African-American life in rural Georgia and the urban North. He also wrote other poetry, essays, and plays. Jean Toomer (–) was born in Washington, D.C., the son of educated blacks of Creole stock. Literature was his first love and he regularly contributed avant garde poetry and short stories to such magazines as Dial, Broom, Secession, Double Dealer, and Little Review. After a literary.

        Jean Toomer was the adopted literary name of Nathan Pinchback Toomer, born on Decem , in Washington, D.C. His parents were Nathan Toomer and Nina Pinchback, the daughter of the Reconstruction-era politician P.B.S. 's father was a freedman farmer from Houston County who had accrued considerable wealth as the widower of a slave-born Georgia . Race, Manhood, and Modernism in America: The Short Story Cycles of Sherwood Anderson and Jean Toomer [Mark Whalan]. Race, Manhood, and Modernism in America offers the first extended comparison between American writers Sherwood Anderson () an.


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This comprehensive biography of writer Jean Toomer, known as the Herald of the Harlem Renaissance, uses previously untapped sources, including lengthy meetings with Toomer’s widow and associates. It examines his ancestors and early life, the publication of Cane inand then the strange events of his later life, including his association with Waldo Frank and his wife Margery Naumberg Pages: Biography of American Author Jean 1894-1967 book, (Studies in American Literature) [Griffin, John Chandler] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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The play, Balo, published ingrew out of his experiences as headmaster of a black school in Sparta, Georgia inand takes an Pages: Born inJean Toomer is the author of Cane, a book of prose and poetry describing the people and landscape of Georgia.

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The uncollected works of American author Jean Toomer, [Jean Toomer; John Chandler Griffin] -- Shortly after the 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.

Jean Toomer (Decem – Ma ) was an American poet and novelist and an important figure of the Harlem Renaissance and modernism. His first book Cane, published inis considered by many to be his most significant/5. Cane is a novel by noted Harlem Renaissance author Jean novel is structured as a series of vignettes revolving around the origins and experiences of African Americans in the United States.

The vignettes alternate in structure between narrative prose, poetry, and play-like passages of a result, the novel has been classified as a composite novel or as a short story cycle. "Jean Toomer, " Poetry Foundation. "Jean Toomer." - The Academy of American Poets. "Jean Toomer." Wikipedia.

Manuscript Holdings. The Jean Toomer Papers were deposited at Fisk University inmicrofilmed by Fisk, and transferred in to the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven.

Biography of American Author Jean Toomer, Edwin Mellen Press. Robert B. Jones. Jean Toomer and the Prison-House of Thought: A Phenomenology of the Spirit.

Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press. Cynthia Earl Kerman; Richard Eldridge. The Lives of Jean Toomer: A Hunger for Wholeness. Louisiana State. Refusing to be labeled black or white, writer Jean Toomer () was first exalted, then criticized, ignored, and forgotten. However, during the Harlem Renaissance of the s and s, Toomer was not only rediscovered but also "hailed as one of America's finest African American writers," noted the University of North Carolina's (UNC) website dedicated to English studies.

About Jean Toomer. Jean Toomer (–) was born in Washington, D.C., the son of educated blacks of Creole stock. Literature was his first love and he regularly contributed avant garde poetry and short stories to such magazines as Dial, Broom, Secession.

Jean Toomer was born into an elite black family in Washington, D.C. in Abandoned by his father as a newborn and losing his mother to appendicitis as a teenager, Toomer spent his formative years in the home of his grandparents, P.B.S. and Nina Pinchback. Biography. An important figure in African-American literature, Jean Toomer (—) was born in Washington, DC, the grandson of the first governor of African-American descent in the United States.

A poet, playwright, and novelist, Toomer’s most famous work, Cane, was published in and was hailed by critics for its literary. The collected poems of Jean Toomer / edited by Robert B. Jones and Margery Toomer Latimer ; with an introduction and textual notes by Robert B.

Jones Toomer, Jean, [ Book, Government publication: ] View online (access conditions) At 12 libraries. Jean Toomer is a 1 time Bestselling Author. Jean Toomer (Decem – Ma ) born Nathan Pinchback Toomer, was an African American poet and novelist and an important figure of the Harlem Renaissance and Modernism.

Jean Toomer was born in Washington, D.C. His father Nathan Toomer was a biracial freedman, born into slavery in in Chatham County, Georgia. - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets.

Jean Toomer - Black reapers with the sound of steel on stones Jean Toomer is the author of Cane, a book of prose and poetry describing the people and landscape. A native of Washington, D.C., Jean Toomer () took a four-month teaching job in Georgia in Here the poet, playwright, and novelist reconnected with his African-American roots to create his best-known work, Cane, a book of prose poetry inspired by the people and landscapes of /5(K).A masterpiece of the Harlem Renaissance and a canonical work in both the American and the African American literary traditions, Cane is now available in a revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition.

Originally published inJean Toomer’s Cane remains an innovative literary work—part drama, party poetry, part fiction. This revised Norton Critical Edition builds upon the First Edition Brand: Jean Toomer.