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Cane

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Cane by Jean Toomer is a unique and powerful piece of literature that effortlessly blends poetry, prose, and drama to create a captivating reading experience. The book is divided into three sections, each exploring different aspects of African American life in the early 20th century.

Toomer's writing is lyrical and evocative, painting vivid pictures of the rural South and the struggles faced by its inhabitants. The characters in Cane are complex and multifaceted, each grappling with their own inner demons and societal pressures.

One of the most striking aspects of Cane is Toomer's use of symbolism and imagery. The cane of the title serves as a central motif throughout the book, representing both the harsh realities of life for African Americans and the resilience and strength of the human spirit.

Overall, Cane is a powerful and important work that explores the complexities of race, identity, and culture in America. Toomer's prose is both haunting and beautiful, making this book a must-read for anyone interested in African American literature.

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Reading this book, I had a vision of a land, heretofore sunk in the mists of muteness, suddenly rising up into the eminence of song. Innumerable books have been written about the South; some good books have been written in the South. This book is the South. . . . . Part One is the primitive and evanescent world of Georgia. Part Two is the threshing and suffering brown world of Washington. . . . Part Three is Georgia again . . . this black womb of the ferment seed: the neurotic, educated, spiritually stirring Negro. From the Forward by Waldo Frank


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