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Jean Toomer's novel Cane has been hailed as the harbinger of the Harlem Renaissance and as a model for modernist writing,...

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Details of Jean Toomer Harlem Renaissance

Exact title of the book
Jean Toomer Harlem Renaissance
Book author
Genevieve Fabre
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
256 pages
Language
English
Published
December 1st 2000 by Rutgers University Press
File size (in PDF)
1024 kB
Jean Toomer Harlem Renaissance

Some brief overview of book

Jean Toomer's novel Cane has been hailed as the harbinger of the Harlem Renaissance and as a model for modernist writing, yet it eludes categorization and its author remains an enigmatic and controversial figure in American literature. The present collection of essays by European and American scholars gives a fresh perspective by using sources made available only in recent years, highlighting Toomer's bold experimentations, as well as his often ambiguous responses to the questions of his time. Some of the essays achieve this through close readings of the text, leading to new and challenging interpretations of Toomer's transcendence of genres and styles.

Others show how the publication of Cane and his later writings placed Toomer at the heart of contemporary ideological and artistic debates: race and identity, the negro writer and the white literary world, primitivism and modernism.