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By Rudolph P. Byrd ( (other contributor)), Jean Toomer and Henry Louis Gates ( (other contributor))
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Liveright Pub Corp
Publication date June 13, 2011
Pages 245
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780871402103
ISBN-10 0871402106
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $13.95
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

“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 urban life are permeated by visions of smoke, sugarcane, dusk, and fire; the northern world is pictured as a harsher reality of asphalt streets. This iconic work of American literature is published with a new afterword by Rudolph Byrd of Emory University and Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University, who provide groundbreaking biographical information on Toomer, place his writing within the context of American modernism and the Harlem Renaissance, and examine his shifting claims about his own race and his pioneering critique of race as a scientific or biological concept.

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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
from W W Norton & Co Inc (February 1, 1988)
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