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The Collected Poems of Jean Toomer$
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Robert B. Jones and Margot Toomer Latimer

Print publication date: 1988

Print ISBN-13: 9780807842096

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469616414_Jones

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The Aesthetic Period (1919–1921)

The Aesthetic Period (1919–1921)

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(p.1) The Aesthetic Period (1919–1921) (p.2)
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The Collected Poems of Jean Toomer
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Robert B. Jones

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9780807842096.003.0001

Thie part of the book includes poems which were marked by Imagism, improvisation, and experimentation. This period in Jean Toomer's work is termed the Aesthetic period. Between 1919 and 1921, Toomer experimented with several forms of poetry including haiku, lyrical impressionism, and “sound poetry.” The major influences on his artistic and philosophical development during this period were Orientalism, French and American Symbolism, and Imagism.

Keywords:   Jean Toomer, Aesthetic period, Imagism, improvisation, experimentation, poet

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