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 - Robert Brown - Goodreads
This book is an work out of art. It is the book that many scholars say started the harlem Renaissance. It tells a series of vignettes (narrative), split by poetry, and ends with several stories told ... Read full review
Review: CaneUser Review - Seward Park Branch Library, NYPL - Goodreads
Geezus... that was a rush. In his first and only work Jean Toomer shows the reader, through surreal metaphors and dense poetic language, a complex picture of race in America with a focus on the South ... Read full review
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