Cane by Jean Toomer [1969 PAPERBACK] • Harper & Row

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Cane by Jean Toomer


Very cool vintage edition w/ rare matte cover.  

Cover has some shelf and edge wear; but is otherwise clean, square and tight.  Reads good as new w/ some tanning.  *Tiny neat signature from orig. owner on first page.

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 black 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 pictured as a harsher reality of asphalt streets. Impressionistic, sometimes surrealistic, the pieces are redolent of nature and Africa, with sensuous appeals to eye and ear.