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To Make a New Race : Gurdjieff, Toomer, and the Harlem Renaissance - Jon Woodson
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Jean Toomer's adamant stance against racism and his call for a raceless society were far more complex than the average reader of works from the Harlem Renaissance might believe. In To Make a New Race Jon Woodson explores the intense influence of Greek-born mystic G. I. Gurdjieff on the thinking of Toomer and his coterie--Zora Neale Hurston, Nella Larson, George Schuyler, Wallace Thurman--and, through them, the mystic's influence on many of the notables in African American literature. Gurdjieff, born of poor Greco-Armenian parents on the Russo-Turkish frontier, espoused the theory that man is asleep and in prison unless he strains against the major burdens of life, especially those of identification, like race. Toomer, whose novel Cane became an inspiration to many later Harlem Renaissance writers, traveled to France and labored at Gurdjieff's Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man. Later, the writer became one of the primary followers approved to teach Gurdjieff's philosophy in the United States. Woodson's is the first study of Gurdjieff, Toomer, and the Harlem Renaissance to look beyond contemporary portrayals of the mystic in order to judge his influence. Scouring correspondence, manuscripts, and published texts, Woodson finds the direct links in which Gurdjieff through Toomer played a major role in the development of "objective literature." He discovers both coded and explicit ways in which Gurdjieff's philosophy shaped the world views of writers well into the 196 20th century,african-american studies,biographical,biographies,biographies and history,biography and history,classics,criticism and theory,history,history and criticism Biographies, University Press of Mississippi

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Paperback, Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s)., Gebraucht, sehr guter Zustand, [PU: University Press of Mississippi]

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To Make a New Race: Gurdjieff, Toomer, and the Harlem Renaissance

How a Greek exile and mystic teacher influenced America's Harlem Renaissance

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781578061310
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1578061318
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Publishing year: 1999
Publisher: UNIV PR OF MISSISSIPPI
202 Pages
Weight: 0,349 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 1578061318

ISBN - alternate spelling:
1-57806-131-8, 978-1-57806-131-0


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