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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date February 1, 1988
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393956009
ISBN-10 0393956008
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $15.65
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

Originally published in 1923, Cane is a literary masterpiece of the Harlem Renaissance. The growing interest in African-American literature that began in the 1960's led to the rediscovery of earlier African-American writers, one of whom is Jean Toomer, author of Cane. It is an innovative literary work―part drama, part poetry, part fiction.

"Backgrounds" contains generous excerpts from Jean Toomer's correspondence with fellow writers Sherwood Anderson, Waldo Frank, and Allen Tate, and with his publisher, Horace Liveright.

Darwin T. Turner's "Introduction" (to the 1975 Liveright edition of Cane), reprinted here, presents the historical and literary backgrounds of the work, as well as additional biographical information on Toomer.

"Criticism", both contemporary and recent, on Cane and Toomer is wide-ranging and includes essays by W. E. B. Du Bois, Gorham B. Munson, Robert Bone, Patricia Watkins, Lucinda H. MacKethan, Nellie Y. McKay, and Darwin T. Turner.

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With George B. Hutchinson | from Penguin USA (December 1, 1999)
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Reprint edition from Modern Library (May 1, 1994)
9780679601098 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $12.50
About: Poems, sketches, and stories portray the lives of Blacks in the rural South and the urban North
from Peter Smith Pub Inc (June 1, 1988)
9780844663678 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $35.50
About: Originally published in 1923, Cane is a literary masterpiece of the Harlem Renaissance.
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With Henry Louis Gates (other contributor), Rudolph P. Byrd (other contributor) | Reissue edition from Liveright Pub Corp (June 13, 2011)
9780871402103 | details & prices | 245 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $13.95
About: “A breakthrough in prose and poetical writing.
Reprint edition from Liveright Pub Corp (August 1, 1993)
9780871401519 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $12.95
About: Poetic sketches and stories stemming from the Harlem Renaissance author's teaching experience in rural Georgia communicate his feelings about nature's beauty and man's greed and bigotry
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from W W Norton & Co Inc (February 1, 1988)
9780393956009 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.65
About: Originally published in 1923, Cane is a literary masterpiece of the Harlem Renaissance.
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 26, 2008)
9781439509173 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.10 × 0.40 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $20.95

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