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Cane (Norton Critical Edition) / Edition 1

Cane (Norton Critical Edition) / Edition 1

by Jean Toomer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900393956008
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 12/28/1987
Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Jean Toomer (1894–1967)was born in Washington, D.C., the son of educated blacks of Creole stock. Literature was his first love and he regularly contributed avant garde poetry and short stories to such magazines as Dial, Broom, Secession, Double Dealer, and Little Review. After a literary apprenticeship in New York, Toomer taught school in rural Georgia. His experiences there led to the writing of Cane.

Darwin T. Turner was professor of English at the University of Iowa and head of its Afro-American World Studies Program. He wrote extensively about Jean Toomer. He was the author of In a Minor Chord: Three Afro-American Writers and Their Search for Identity, Katharsis, and Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter." He edited, among other books, The Wayward and the Seeking: Selected Writings by Jean Toomer, Afro-American Writers, and Black American Literature: Essays, Poetry, Fiction, Drama. Professor Turner's poems were published in numerous journals, as were his many articles and reviews, most concerned with Afro-American writers.

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Cane (Norton Critical Edition) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
_________jt_________ on LibraryThing 3 months ago
First part is extremely good, especially the poems. Second part is okay. Third part you can take a pass on.
whitewavedarling on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I'm still not entirely convinced of Cane's literary value as a single unified text, but there is interesting and worthwhile material here, at least in parts. As a whole, each reader will have to decide separately. Modernism aside, I'm not particularly convinced that all of this is edited, purposeful, or together.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This work is truly of the first calibur. Toomer speaks multitudes of the black experience. This is one of the definitive black literary ingenutities of our time.