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  • Cane AUTHOR Jean Toomer
  • Jean Toomer
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  • 17 November 2020
  • 9780871401519

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Read Cane AUTHOR Jean Toomer è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ack rural and urban life that make up Cane are rich in imagery Visions of smoke sugarcane dusk and flame permeate the Southern landscape the Northern world is pict. My friend knows how infatuated I am with literature from the Harlem Renaissance era so he called when he included this book on his teaching list It brought back memories of the many literary socials we had over a few brews on our grad school s verandah readings discussions snippets of music here and there readings which led to social commentary and such which in turn led to just plain chitchat about book preferences and how they affect everyday life a conversation that lasted past midnight and brought our colleagues to the verandah for either a drink or to say please keep it down I m working on my lecture notes I could use layers of perspective he told me So I pulled this book from my shelf and highlighted sections Then I pulled my copy of The New Negro edited by Alain Locke one of my favorite writers from that period and highlighted William Braithwaite s excellent essay The Negro in American Literature where he notes Cane is a book of gold and bronze of dusk and flame of ecstasy and pain To give a personal look at Toomer and the discussion around the writing and controversial publishing of Cane I referenced sections of Langston Hughes The Big Sea and highlighted sections of Henry Louis Gates Afterword in this copyJean Toomer was the first writer of the twenties to encapsulate black peasant life Having lived in Georgia I m familiar with the Sparta he writes about and in most instances the portrait remains the same It is said that Ernest Gaines finds that he and Toomer shared a similar commitment to writing about the lives of black farmers Cane with its singular structure of poetry prose and drama contributed significantly to Afro American modernism Toomer referred to it as his swan song the song of an end He was trying to record a fading art form that would transition during the first part of the twentieth centuryThe earth is round Heaven is a sphere that surrounds it Sink where you will God is a Red Cross man with a dredge and a respiration pump who s waiting for you at the opposite periphery Toomer was a black man who passed as white according to census records evidenced in this copy While writing this book he enlisted help from well known African American writers like Alain Locke and Claude McKay He also attended literary gatherings in Harlem Unlike his African American colleagues however he could also attend white literary gatherings Once Cane was published to much acclaim Toomer hated when writers like Waldo Frank referred to him as a black man in their reviews of his book He did not want to be given a race and felt that a portrait of him as a Negro in the literary circles of New York had been constructed He eventually stopped marketing his book The book didn t sell well but made a literary mark and was printed in a second editionI wonder how with all the references to race and n words with the sacred vernacular of Afro American life with those very intimate portrayals of black people how could anyone read this or want to read it if they did not think it was written by a black writer I may not love the poetry in Cane but I admire the lyric in the prose For instance I always pause at the simple complexity in this sentence from FernFace flowed into her eyes The fragmented style of writing and the character portraits produce poignancy of people and place Those who love drama may want to first turn to Kabnis Ritual Power Healing and Community you will God is a Red Cross man with a dredge and a respiration pump who s waiting for Racso and the Rats of NIMH you at the opposite periphery Toomer was a black man who passed as white according to census records evidenced in this copy While writing this book he enlisted help from well known African American writers like Alain Locke and Claude McKay He also attended literary gatherings in Harlem Unlike his African American colleagues however he could also attend white literary gatherings Once Cane was published to much acclaim Toomer hated when writers like Waldo Frank referred to him as a black man in their reviews of his book He did not want to be given a race and felt that a portrait of him as a Negro in the literary circles of New York had been constructed He eventually stopped marketing his book The book didn t sell well but made a literary mark and was printed in a second editionI wonder how with all the references to race and n words with the sacred vernacular of Afro American life with those very intimate portrayals of black people how could anyone read this or want to read it if they did not think it was written by a black writer I may not love the poetry in Cane but I admire the lyric in the prose For instance I always pause at the simple complexity in this sentence from FernFace flowed into her eyes The fragmented style of writing and the character portraits produce poignancy of people and place Those who love drama may want to first turn to Kabnis

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Read Cane AUTHOR Jean Toomer è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ured as a harsher reality of asphalt streets Impressionistic sometimes surrealistic the pieces are redolent of nature and Africa with sensuous appeals to eye and e. If you have heard a Jewish cantor sing if he has touched you and made your own sorrow seem trivial when compared with his you will know my feeling when I follow the curves of her profile like mobile rivers to their common deltaI find it impossible this morning to attempt comment on a lynching or a literary reflection thereof Despite my tone deaf groaning as of late about dialect the final parable in this tome touched me Earnest Cane is a modernist m lange of prose and verse A Biblical air is present but the motivations are Freudian This book was recommended to me about 10 years ago by a childhood friend That friend was entitled to his own weary blues

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Read Cane AUTHOR Jean Toomer è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free A literary masterpiece of the Harlem Renaissance Cane is a powerful work of innovative fiction evoking black life in the South The sketches poems and stories of bl. uiet and eerie Cane trembles with surreal beauty Toomer s language is at once lucid and suggestive his subjects disturbing and anguished the tension between Toomer s aesthetically appealing prose and his painful subject matter proves to be increasingly unsettling as the book unfolds Juxtaposing poetry and prose past and present north and south script and narrative the three part experimental work of fiction also defies easy categorization further upsetting readers expectations and emotions Despite the short book s disconcerting character or because of it Cane is spellbinding it feels impossible to put aside once begun


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