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Jean Toomer

Author (26-Dec-1894 — 30-Mar-1967)


Brian Joseph Benson; Mabel Mayce Dillard. Jean Toomer. Boston, MA: Twayne. 1980.

Rudolph P. Byrd. Jean Toomer's Years with Gurdjieff: Portrait of an Artist, 1923-1936. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press. 1990. 212pp.

Emmanuel Egar. The Poetics of Rage: Wole Soyinka, Jean Toomer, and Claude McKay. University Press of America. 2005. 62pp.

Michel Feith; Genevieve E. Fabre (editors). Jean Toomer and the Harlem Renaissance. Rutgers University Press. 2000. 256pp. Essays.

Karen Jackson Ford. Split-Gut Song: Jean Toomer and the Poetics of Modernity. University of Alabama Press. 2005. 232pp.

Nathan Grant. Masculinist Impulses: Toomer, Hurston, Black Writing, and Modernity. University of Missouri Press. 2004. 239pp.

John Chandler Griffin. Biography of American Author Jean Toomer, 1894-1967. Edwin Mellen Press. 2002. 248pp.

Robert B. Jones. Jean Toomer and the Prison-House of Thought: A Phenomenology of the Spirit. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press. 1993. 191pp.

Cynthia Earl Kerman; Richard Eldridge. The Lives of Jean Toomer: A Hunger for Wholeness. Louisiana State University Press. 1987.

Charles R. Larson. Invisible Darkness: Jean Toomer and Nella Larsen. University of Iowa Press. 1993. 241pp.

Nellie Y. McKay. Jean Toomer, Artist: A Study of his Literary Life and Work, 1894-1936. University of North Carolina Press. 1984. 262pp.

Therman B. O'Daniel (editor). Jean Toomer: A Critical Evaluation. Washington, DC: Howard University Press. 1988. 557pp.

Charles Scruggs. Jean Toomer and the Terrors of American History. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. 1998. 344pp.

Darwin T. Turner. In a Minor Chord: Three Afro-American Writers and Their Search for Identity. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press. 1971. Covering Jean Toomer, Countee Cullen, and Zora Neale Hurston.

Mark Whalan (editor). The Letters of Jean Toomer, 1919-1924. University of Tennessee Press. 2006.. 249pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.403)

  5. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.237)

  6. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.766)

  7. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.1435-37)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.705)

  9. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.736)

  10. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.322)

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