Cane (Dover Thrift Editions) (Paperback)

By Jean Toomer

Dover Publications, 9780486829258, 144pp.

Publication Date: January 16, 2019

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Paperback (6/17/2019)
Paperback (6/13/2011)
Hardcover (1/11/2019)
Paperback (1/14/2020)
Paperback (1/8/2019)
Compact Disc (6/25/2019)
Compact Disc (1/8/2013)
Hardcover (6/28/1994)
MP3 CD (1/8/2013)
Paperback (12/17/1987)
Compact Disc (6/25/2019)
MP3 CD (6/25/2019)
Paperback (8/17/1993)

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Description

" Cane] has been reverberating in me to an astonishing degree. I love it passionately; could not possibly exit without it." -- Alice Walker
"A breakthrough in prose and poetical writing .... This book should be on all readers' and writers' desks and in their minds." -- Maya Angelou
Hailed by critics for its literary experimentation and vivid portrayal of African-American characters and culture, Cane represents one of the earliest expressions of the Harlem Renaissance. Combining poetry, drama, and storytelling, it contrasts life in an African-American community in the rural South with that of the urban North.
Author Jean Toomer (1894-1967) drew upon his experiences as a teacher in rural Georgia to create a variety of Southern psychological realism that ranks alongside the best works of William Faulkner. The book's three-part structure, ranging from South to North and back again, is united by its focus on the lives of African-American men and women in a world of bigotry, violence, passion, and tenderness.


About the Author

A native of Washington, D.C., Jean Toomer (1894-1967) took a four-month teaching job in Georgia in 1921. Here the poet, playwright, and novelist reconnected with his African-American roots to create his best-known work, Cane, a book of prose poetry inspired by the people and landscapes of the Deep South.