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The Uncollected Works of American Author Jeam Toomer, 1894-1967

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Shortly after the 1923 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 follower of spiritual leader Georges Gurdjieff. His published writing centered on those teachings for the next 20 years, until he became a Quaker in 1940, and published articles in that vein until 1950. Here are 45 poems and stories that have not appeared in previous collections, arranged in chronological sections from ...
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Shortly after the 1923 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 follower of spiritual leader Georges Gurdjieff. His published writing centered on those teachings for the next 20 years, until he became a Quaker in 1940, and published articles in that vein until 1950. Here are 45 poems and stories that have not appeared in previous collections, arranged in chronological sections from 1922 to 1950. Griffin (U. of South Carolina) provides a brief biographical sketch, but neither index nor bibliography. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Table of Contents

Dedication
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction
Jean Toomer: A Brief Biography
Sect. I 1922-29
Banking Coal 3
For M. W. 4
Glaciers of Dusk 5
Georgia Portraits 6
Gum 7
Open Letter To Gorham Munson 8
Notations On The Captain's Doll 10
The Critic Of Waldo Frank 13
Zona Gale's Faint Perfume 21
Waldo Frank's Holiday 23
Oxen Cart And Warfare 26
Easter 29
Balo 34
Mr. Costyve Duditch 48
Winter On Earth 64
York Beach 85
Race Problems In Modern Society 148
Reflections 171
White Arrow 172
Sect. II 1930-36
Chapters From Earth Being 175
Essentials: Definitions and Aphorisms 189
Brown River Smile 255
A New Force For Cooperation 259
City Plowman 266
A Certain November 273
The Blue Meridian 286
Sect. III 1937-50
From A Farm 316
Peas About To Pod 317
J. T. and P. B. 318
"Evil" 320
Living Is Developing 321
Work-Ideas 345
Roads, People, and Principles 370
The Other Invasion 380
The Presence of Love 383
Today May We Do It 386
Keep The Inward Watch 389
The Uncommon Man 393
Worship an Love 397
Authority, Inner And Outer 401
See The Heart 404
Chips 405
The Flavor of Man 407
Something More 426
Blessing and Curse 430
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