Book :: Cane

By: Jean Toomer
Pages: 144
Published: 1923
Genre(s): Poetry
Short Stories
African American
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“A breakthrough in prose and poetical writing. . . . This book should be on all readers’ and writers’ desks and in their minds.”—Maya Angelou First published in 1923, Jean Toomer’s Cane is an innovative literary work—part drama, part poetry, part fiction—powerfully evoking black life in the South. Rich in imagery, Toomer’s impressionistic, sometimes surrealistic sketches of Southern rural and...

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Some stories were good, others less so. Overall I enjoyed it.

Sep 1st, 2022

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this was absolutely lovely

Dec 31st, 2017

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64th on The 20th Centrury's Greatest Hits by American Book Review