A Jean Toomer Reader

A Jean Toomer Reader : Selected Unpublished Writings

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Includes correspondence, poetry, short fiction, and essays.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 155 x 237 x 17mm | 446g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195083296
  • 9780195083293

Table of contents

I. Cane
1: Pre-Cane
Letter to Waldo Frank, John McClure, Frank, The Liberator, Lola Ridge, Sherwood Anderson
2: Cane
Letter to Gorham Munson, Kenneth Macgowan, Frank
3: Post-Cane
Letter to Frank, Horace Liveright
II. The Mystical Experience
The Experience
III. The Negro, the Blue Man, and the New Race
Introduction: Prejudice; Germ Carriers; The Fable of a Creature
2: The Negro
Negro Psychology in The Emperor Jones
Letter to Sherwood Anderson
The Negro Emergent
3: The Blue Man
Letter to Horace Liveright, Waldo Frank
Not Typically American
Fighting the Vice
4: The New Race
A New Race in America
Letter to James Weldon Johnson
The Americans
Oppose the Force, Not the Man
Mankind Means Brotherhood
IV. Caught in the Machine
To Dyke
F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Comment on the Vegetable by
The Scottsboro Boys
American Letter
To Sleep
Love on a Train
Man's Home Companion
The Spoken Word
Winter Road
George Washington
Atomic Energy
V. A Children's Story
VI. The Land
1 Introduction:
Highways Should Be Rightways
It Used to Be
Why These?
The Extremes Are Great
2: The Northeast
New York
The Brilliant Brotherhood: New York City during the Mystical Experience of 1926
The Presence of a Field
3: The South
4: Chicago
5: New Mexico
To the Land of the People
The Dust of Abiquiu
Taos Night
New Mexico after India
Part of the Universe
Santa Fe Sequence
6: California
America's Proposed Riveria: A Chicagoan's Impressions of Los Angeles
VII. Epilogue
A Double Portrait
To Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz
Tired, I have come to the door
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A useful addition to African-American literary scholarship....Properly emphasizes what Toomer critics have identified as the major themes of his life and work. * Choice *
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