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Full Name: Jean Toomer
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(1894-1967) Poet, novelist. "descended from a mixture…Scotch, Welsh, German,…and some dark blood" Jean Toomer wrote "Cane" (1923) a three part novel seen as ground-breaking and the start-off point for the Harlem Renaissance. He lived in New Rochelle and Harlem, New York City at different times in his life.
Author's Timeline:
1925 New York County
Toomer lived in Harlem, Manhattan, New York. He began lecturing on Gurdjieff's Methods to the black population of Harlem. 
1906 Westchester County
Toomer moved to New Rochelle, New York when his mother remarried in 1906. He returned to Washington, District of Columbia after her death in 1909. 
1894 (Unknown) County
Nathan Pinchback Toomer (Jean Toomer) was born in Washington, District of Columbia in 1894. 
1967 (Unknown) County
Jean Toomer died in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in 1967. 
1917 New York County
Although he never took a degree, Toomer studied at both the City College of New York and New York University in Manhattan, New York. 
1923 (Unknown) County
Cane
(Pub: New York: Boni and Liveright. ISBN: )
A novel comprised of poetry, short stories, and drama. 
1931 (Unknown) County
Essentials: Definitions and Aphorisms
(Pub: Chicago: Lakeside Press. ISBN: )
Novel.  
1936 (Unknown) County
The Blue Meridian
Poem. 
1929 (Unknown) County
Problems Of Civilization
(Pub: New York: D. Van Nostrand Co. ISBN: )
Written with Ellsworth Huntington, Whiting Williams, and others. 
1947 (Unknown) County
An Interpretation Of Friends Worship
(Pub: Philadelphia: Committee On Religious Education Of Friends General Conference. ISBN: )
 
1949 (Unknown) County
The Flavor Of Man
(Pub: Philadelphia: Young Friends Movement Of The Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. ISBN: )
 
1980 (Unknown) County
The Collected Poems Of Jean Toomer
Poetry. 

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