Cane

Cane

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Cane

Cane

Audio CD

01/18/2013

6 Audio CD

410 minutes

9781624063299

Audio Library Digital

01/18/2013

410 minutes

9781624063312

Audio Retail Digital

01/18/2013

410 minutes

9781624063329

Audio MP3 CD

01/18/2013

1 Audio MP3 CD

410 minutes

9781624063336

Playaway

01/18/2013

410 minutes

9781624063343

eBook Library

01/08/2019

0 eBook Library

141 pages

9781974939169

eBook Retail

01/08/2019

0 eBook Retail

141 pages

9781974939176

Description:

First published in 1923, Jean Toomer's Cane is an innovative literary work powerfully evoking black life in the South. Rich in imagery, Toomer's impressionistic, sometimes surrealistic sketches of Southern rural and urban life are permeated by visions of smoke, sugarcane, dusk, and fire; the northern world is pictured as a harsher reality of asphalt streets. This iconic work of American literature is published with a new afterword by Rudolph Byrd of Emory University and Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University, who provide groundbreaking biographical information on Toomer, place his writing within the context of American modernism and the Harlem Renaissance, and examine his shifting claims about his own race and his pioneering critique of race as a scientific or biological concept.

Quotes:

By far the most impressive product of the Negro Renaissance, Cane ranks with Richard Wright's Native Son and Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man as a measure of the Negro novelist's highest achievement. Jean Toomer belongs to that first rank of writers who use words almost as a plastic medium, shaping new meanings from an original and highly personal style., Robert A. Bone, , The Negro Novel in America (1965)

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