Born December 26, 1894
Died March 30, 1967
American poet, short story writer, dramatist, and essayist
Jean Toomer. (Courtesy of the Library o...
Refusing to be labeled black or white, writer Jean Toomer (1894--1967) was first exalted, then criticized, ignored, and forgotten. However, during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1960s and 1970s, Toomer...
The literary reputation of Jean Toomer is based primarily on Cane (1923), a collection of poems, impressionistic prose sketches, and stories on Afro-American topics. He published a few other poems, st...
When the writers of the early Harlem Renaissance read Cane in 1923, in the words of Arna Bontemps, they "went quietly mad." No prior literary description of the Afro-American experience had reached it...
Biography EssayWhen the writers of the early Harlem Renaissance read cane in 1923, in the words of Arna Bontemps, they "went quietly mad." No prior literary description of the Afro-American experience...
Racial and Gender Conflict:
According to Toomer, it's only Natural.
There are two real conflicts in Jean Toomer's "Blood-Burning Moon." The first is racial, which can be referenced in the very first...