A literary masterpiece of the Harlem Renaissance, Cane is a powerful work of innovative fiction evoking black life in the South. The sketches, poems, and stories of black rural and urban life that make up Cane are rich in imagery. Visions of smoke, sugarcane, dusk, and flame permeate the Southern landscape: the Northern world is pictured as a harsher reality of asphalt streets. Impressionistic, sometimes surrealistic, the pieces are redolent of nature and Africa, with sensuous appeals to eye and ear.
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Review: CaneUser Review - Matt Phillips - Goodreads
Incredible writing... from a man who led an interesting life. Harlem Renaissance classic right here. Read full review
Review: CaneUser Review - Pauline Kit - Goodreads
I read this for my Harlem Renaissance class and I'm so glad it was assigned. I'd previously never heard of Jean Toomer before that. This novel of interwoven stories does not take place in Harlem, but ... Read full review
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