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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 Christian Existential Period (1940–1955)

The Christian Existential Period (1940–1955)

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(p.89) The Christian Existential Period (1940–1955) (p.90)
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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/9780807842096.003.0004

This part of the book includes the poetry by Toomer that derived from an espousal of Quaker religious philosophy. The poetry canon produced here constitutes a dramatization of consciousness, a veritable phenomenology of the spirit. This phase came after Toomer moved to Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1938 where he was almost immediately attracted to Quakerism.

Keywords:   Jean Toomer, Quakerism, dramatization of consciousness, phenomenology, Bucks Country, poetry

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