A Jean Toomer reader : selected unpublished writings / edited by Frederik L. Rusch

Author(s): Toomer, Jean, 1894-1967
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Subjects: African Americans--Race identity--Literary collections
United States--Race relations--Literary collections
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
LC Classification: P, PS
Table of Contents: Introduction
Note on the Text
Chronology
Epigraphs 2
To Move from Place to Place 3
I. Cane 5
Editor's Note 7
Pre-Cane 10
Letter to Waldo Frank, 7/19/22 10
Letter to John McClure, 7/22/22 12
From Letter to Waldo Frank, 7/23/22 13
From Letter to Waldo Frank, 7/25/22 14
Letter to The Liberator, 8/19/22 15
From Letter to Lola Ridge, 12/22 17
Letter to Sherwood Anderson, 12/18/22 17
Cane 19
Letter to Gorham Munson, 10/31/22 19
From Letter to Gorham Munson, 3/19/23 21
Letter to Kenneth Macgowan, 3/21/23 22
Letter to Waldo Frank, n.d. 23
Post-Cane 26
Letter to Waldo Frank, 12/12/22 26
Letter to Horace Liveright, 2/27/23 27
Letter to Horace Liveright, 3/9/23 27
II. The Mystical Experience 29
Editor's Note 31
The Experience 33
III. The Negro, The Blue Man, and the New Race 77
Editor's Note 79
Introduction 82
Prejudice 82
Germ Carriers 82
The Fable of a Creature 83
The Negro 84
Negro Psychology in The Emperor Jones 84
From Letter to Sherwood Anderson, 12/29/22 85
The Negro Emergent 86
The Blue Man 94
Letter to Horace Liveright, 9/5/23 94
From Letter to Waldo Frank, n.d. 95
Not Typically American 95
Fighting the Vice 101
The New Race 105
A New Race in America 105
Letter to James Weldon Johnson, 7/11/30 105
The Americans 106
Oppose the Force, Not the Man 110
Mankind Means Brotherhood 111
IV. Caught in the Machine 115
Editor's Note 117
To Dike 119
Selling 119
A Comment on The Vegetable / F. Scott Fitzgerald 120
Drackman 121
The Scottsboro Boys 137
American Letter 138
To Sleep 146
Love on a Train 146
Man's Home Companion 165
Lump 170
The Spoken Word 187
Winter Road 189
George Washington 191
Atomic Energy 195
V. A Children's Story 197
Editor's Note 199
Monrovia 200
VI. The Land 207
Editor's Note 209
Introduction 213
Highways Should Be Rightways 213
It Used To Be 217
Why These? 218
The Extremes Are Great 218
The Northeast 219
New York 219
The Brilliant Brotherhood: New York City During the Mystical Experience of 1926 221
Doylestown 223
The Presence of a Field 227
The South 233
Night 234
Chicago 235
New Mexico 238
To the Land of The People 238
Rainbow 240
The Dust of Abiquiu 240
Taos Night 249
New Mexico After India 249
Part of the Universe 253
Santa Fe Sequence 257
California 259
Caromb 259
America's Proposed Riviera: A Chicagoan's Impressions of Los Angeles 263
VII. Epilogue 273
Editor's Note 275
Music 276
A Double Portrait 276
To Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz 280
Tired, I have come to the door 283
Textual Notes 285
Part II 285
Part III 285
Part VI 286
Selected Bibliography 289
Alternate Title(s): Selections.
Additional Authors: Rusch, Frederik L
Notes: LCCN: 93016374
ISBN: 0195077334 (acid-free paper) :$38.00
ISBN: 0195083296 (pbk. : acid-free paper) :$17.95
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-290)
Physical Description: xxii, 290 p. ; 25 cm
OCLC Number: 27430695
ISBN/ISSN: 0195077334
0195083296

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