Cane by Jean Toomer (Paperback)
Dover Thrift Edition
Cane by Jean Toomer is a classic of the Harlem Renaissance and a landmark of modernist literature. Written in 1923, the book is a collection of poetry, short stories, drama, and essays that explore African-American life in the rural South. Through his vivid and lyrical prose, Toomer chronicles the struggles of African-Americans in the early twentieth century, and he paints an intimate and powerful portrait of a community struggling to reconcile the past with a new and uncertain future. Cane remains an important work of American literature. With its powerful themes of identity, heritage, and human connection.