Jean Toomer (December 26, 1894 – March 30, 1967) was an American poet and novelist and an important figure of the Harlem Renaissance. His first book Cane, published in 1923, is considered by many his most significant.
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... of Civilization, by Ellsworth Huntington, Whiting Williams, Jean Toomer and others, (New York D ... Young Friends Movement of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1949) The Collected Poems of Jean Toomer (Chapel Hill University of North Carolina Press, 1988) ISBN 0-8078-4209-5 ...
... Both would have told Jean Toomer not to write Cane ... Jean Toomer…is the answer to this call.” Gregory criticized Toomer for his labored and puzzling style and for Toomer’s overuse of the folk ... Gregory believed that Toomer was biased towards folk culture and resented city life ...
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“Meanwhile, the men, with vestiges of pomp,
Race memories of king and caravan,
High-priests, an ostrich, and a juju-man,
Go singing through the footpaths of the swamp.”
—Jean Toomer (18941967)