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Drama of the Southwest : The Critical Edition of a Forgotten Play (Hardcover) (Jean Toomer)

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Jean Toomer (1894-1967) was a modernist writer, a member of the Harlem Renaissance, and briefly part of the literary and artistic community that grew up around Mabel Dodge Luhan in Taos, New Mexico. This book, a critical edition of a previously unpublished 1935 manuscript, makes A Drama of the Southwest available to readers for the first time. The play provides a vivid glimpse into the social world of the artists who mined Taos for creative and spiritual renewal in the early twentieth century, and editor Dekker provides cultural and literary historical context, arguing for Toomer's continuing creative power and significance at a time in his career that has been largely overlooked by critics.

Number of Pages: 189
Genre: Drama, Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: American
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr
Author: Jean Toomer
Language: English
Street Date: February 29, 2016
TCIN: 50863152
UPC: 9780826356383
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-1116

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