Cane (Dover Thrift Editions)
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/24/2019)
Compact Disc (6/25/2019)
MP3 CD (6/25/2019)
Compact Disc (1/8/2013)
"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.
Dover Publications, 9780486829258, 144pp.
Publication Date: January 16, 2019