The Collected Poems of Jean Toomer

The Collected Poems of Jean Toomer

by Robert B. Jones, Robert B. Jones

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Collected Poems of Jean Toomer

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The most illuminating showcase of Toomer's poetic consciousness available.

Bernard W. Bell

Library Journal
With his first published work, the lyrical narrative Cane (1923), Toomer joined the first rank of Afro-American writers. But the creative output that followed went largely unrecognized during his lifetime. He did not, however, cease writingas these 55 poems, many previously unpublished, attest. His poetry became a means of expressing his quest of an idealist philosophy, one in which men were not separated by skin color but, as in the volume's centerpiece, ``Blue Meridian,'' would come together to create a new American race. ``This attempt to assemble a standard edition of Toomer's poetical works'' deserves a place in all large public and academic libraries. Robert Hudzik, P.L. of Cincinnati & Hamilton Cty.

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