Jean Toomer

Jean Toomer was an American poet and novelist and an important figure of the Harlem Renaissance. His most famous work is the novel 'Cane,' which is considered a groundbreaking work of African-American literature. Toomer's writing explores themes of racial identity, spirituality, and social issues. Despite his early literary success, he did not publish another major work after 'Cane' and spent much of his later life pursuing spiritual and philosophical interests.


This list of books are ONLY the books that have been ranked on the lists that are aggregated on this site. This is not a comprehensive list of all books by this author.

  1. 1. Cane

    "Cane" is a collection of vignettes and poems that depict the life of African-Americans in both the rural South and urban North during the early 20th century. The narrative explores themes of racial identity, cultural heritage, and the African-American experience, blending elements of fiction, poetry, and drama. The work is divided into three parts, with the first and third focusing on life in the rural South and the second part on life in the urban North.