Cane by Jean Toomer audiobook

Cane

By Jean Toomer
Read by Sean Crisden

Dreamscape 9780871406118
6.83 Hours 1
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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.

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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A breakthrough in prose and poetical writing…This book should be on all readers’ and writers’ desks and in their minds.” Maya Angelou, New York Times bestselling author
“A male narrator may seem an odd choice for this rhythmic story with a vivid female protagonist. However, Sean Crisden ably captures the poetry in Jean Toomer’s writing. His gentle, cadenced delivery lulls one into listening. The prose may remind one of the style and thematic interests of Toni Morrison, and the dreamlike quality of the narrative is enhanced in audio form. The rich description of scenery, dialogue, and characters are woven with an undercurrent of often violent race relations. For fans of literary fiction, this outstanding audiobook demonstrates how the five senses can come alive when one is being read a story.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Jean Toomer

Author Bio: Jean Toomer

Jean Toomer (1894–1967) was an American poet and novelist, and an important figure of the Harlem Renaissance. He was born in Washington, DC. Literature was his first love and he regularly contributed avant garde poetry and short stories to such magazines as Dial, Broom, Secession, Double Dealer, and Little Review. After a literary apprenticeship in New York, Toomer taught school in rural Georgia. His experiences there led to the writing of his seminal novel, Cane.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 6.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English