Cane by Jean Toomer

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Cane is a 1923 novel by noted Harlem Renaissance figure and author Jean Toomer. The novel is structured as a series of vignettes revolving around the origins and experiences of African Americans in the United States. The vignettes alternate in structure between narrative prose, poetry, and play-like passages of dialogue. As a result, the novel has been classified as a composite novel or as a short story cycle. Though some characters and situations recur between vignettes, the vignettes are mostly freestanding, tied to the other vignettes thematically and contextually more than through specific plot details.

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The 1573rd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 23rd on The Best Southern Novels of All Time (Oxford American)
  2. - 64th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  3. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)

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    2011