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Characters ☆ Cane Author Jean Toomer Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, 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

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Characters ☆ Cane Author Jean Toomer Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, 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. Two readerships here for which this one is UEberpertinent 1 readers of the Classics of AfricanAmerican fiction2 readers of things experimental in the category of It s Not Really a Novel but what then is it3 Also for readers of I Ain t An AfricanAmerican Author and I Don t Write Experimental NovelsStuffReally this is one of the places it all began

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Characters ☆ Cane Author Jean Toomer Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, 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. Powerful and poetic vignettes of blacks in rural Georgia and immigrants to the Washington DC area near the turn of the 20th century We feel their daily integration with their mind numbing dusty work in the cane fields or saw mills and feel their struggle against internalized forms of racism and sexism In the urban environment we feel their mix of hopes for promised freedom and of their alienation and despair of continual poverty Some find a connection in churches to the values from their rural origins while others seethe with anger and jealousies and get in trouble or numb themselves with drink The rise of the jazz age call some to other avenues of hope and make a backdrop for others haunted by forbidden interracial lust Toomer s capturing of the rhythms of speech by ordinary people is a marvel that feels to me the eual of the prolific fellow member of the Harlem Renaissance Langston Hughes It was a bit of a surprise to experience his sensitivity in portraying women in his first six stories I admire the adaptation of repetitive call and response schemes common to the Baptist church One story begins and ends with the haunting refrain Betty was the white woman who had two Negro sons She s dead they ve gone away The pines whisper to Jesus The Bible flaps its leaves with an aimless rustle on her moundThe poems placed between narratives make for moving or shocking interludes For example two poems frame a story of a black housekeeper who is courted by the white son of her employer Jealousy on the part of a black admirer leads to a fight ending with the white getting his throat cut and the victor getting burned up in an old cotton factory by a white mob uPortrait in GeorgiaHair braided chestnutcoiled like a lyncher s ropeEyes fagotsLips old scars or the first red blistersBreath the last sweet scent of caneAnd her slim body white as the ashof black flesh after flameThe following incantation is repeated three times with the story of the tragedy Red nigger moon SinnerBlood burning moon SinnerCome out that fact ry door I see why this work is considered a seminal voice in American literature Although this book is typically identified as black literature Toomer himself whose mixed blood allowed him often to pass as a white once advocated for a broader view in a letter to a magazine From my own point of view I am naturally and inevitably an American I have strived for a spiritual fusion analogous to the fact of racial intermingling Without denying a single element in me I have sought to let them function as complements I have tried to let them live in harmony Within the last two or three years however my growing need for artistic expression as pulled me deeper and deeper into the Negro group Now I cannot see myself as aloof and separated My point of view has not changed it has deepened it has widened Addiction vignettes of blacks in rural Georgia and immigrants to the Washington DC area near the turn of the 20th century We feel their daily integration with 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