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A Jean Toomer Reader : Selected Unpublished Writings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
Selling
F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Comment on the Vegetable by
Drackman
The Scottsboro Boys
American Letter
To Sleep
Love on a Train
Man's Home Companion
Lump
The Spoken Word
Winter Road
George Washington
Atomic Energy
V. A Children's Story
Monrovia
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
Doylestown
The Presence of a Field
3: The South
Night
4: Chicago
5: New Mexico
To the Land of the People
Rainbow
The Dust of Abiquiu
Taos Night
New Mexico after India
Part of the Universe
Santa Fe Sequence
6: California
Caromb
America's Proposed Riveria: A Chicagoan's Impressions of Los Angeles
VII. Epilogue
Music
A Double Portrait
To Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz
Tired, I have come to the door
Bibliography
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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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