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Cane by Jean Toomer (1923) is the book that includes "Blood-Burning Moon." In addition to short stories, the collection includes poetry and a short drama piece.

Invisible Darkness: Jean Toomer and Nella Larsen (1993), by Charles R. Larson, presents a revision of what has been traditionally written about Jean Toomer's personal life. Larson writes about Toomer's question of his own racial identity, as well as his struggle with spirituality.

The Sleeper Wakes: Harlem Renaissance Stories by Women, edited by Marcy Knopf (1993), includes a selection of short stories by the women writers who were Toomer's contemporaries. Like Toomer, these women write about African-American identity and experience.

Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston (1937), is a novel about African Americans living in the rural South about the same time as the characters in Toomer's book. Hurston was also a writer of the Harlem Renaissance.

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