Jean Toomer





Jean Toomer


Born
in Washington, D.C., The United States
December 26, 1894

Died
March 30, 1967


Jean Toomer (December 26, 1894 – March 30, 1967) was an American poet and novelist and an important figure of the Harlem Renaissance and modernism. His first book Cane, published in 1923, is considered by many to be his most significant. Of mixed race and majority European ancestry, Toomer struggled to identify as "an American" and resisted efforts to classify him as a black writer.

He continued to write poetry, short stories and essays. After his second marriage in 1934, he moved from New York to Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where he became a member of the Religious Society of Friends (also known as Quakers) and retired from public life. His papers are held by the Beinecke Rare Book Library at Yale University.

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Cane

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Collected Poems of Jean Toomer

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Essentials

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Wayward and Seeking

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The Uncollected Works of Am...

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A Drama of the Southwest: T...

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An Interpretation of Friend...

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The Best American Short Sto...

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101 Great American Poems

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The New Negro

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