Use this guide to find two sources for your Essay 1 Assignment: Cane Critical Essay.
Begin by considering the types of sources you would like to identify and read:
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Consult these sources to learn more about Jean Toomer, his work, the Harlem Renaissance and the Modernist Movement:
Publication Date: 2001
Excellent, comprehensive essay on Jean Toomer. See the 'Secondary Works Biographical and Critical Studies' section at the end of the essay for citations to additional sources.
The Harlem Renaissance
Call Number: Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference PS153.N5 H245 2003 [Lib Use Only]
Publication Date: 2003
See the entry Jean Toomer. Includes a biographical/critical introduction, a complete bibliography of the author's works and full-text reprinted criticism.
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature
Call Number: Shields Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference PS153.N5 G73 2005 [Lib Use Only]
Publication Date: 2005
The Cambridge History of African American Literature
Call Number: Shields Library PS153.N5 G685 2011 [Regular Loan]
Publication Date: 2011
The Cambridge History of African American Literature presents a comprehensive overview of the literary traditions, oral and print, of African-descended peoples in the United States.
African American Dramatists
Call Number: Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference PS338.N4 A446 2004 [Lib Use Only}
Publication Date: 2004
This reference offers thorough critical assessments of the lives and works of African American playwrights from the 19th century to the present. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a summary of the playwright's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies.
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