Cane

CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: DD7576
Released: Jan 08, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781624063299
Narrator/s: Sean Crisden
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Description

First published in 1923, Jean Toomer's Cane is an innovative literary work powerfully evoking black life in the South. Rich in imagery, Toomer's impressionistic, sometimes surrealistic sketches of Southern rural and urban life are permeated by visions of smoke, sugarcane, dusk, and fire; the northern world is pictured as a harsher reality of asphalt streets. This iconic work of American literature is published with a new afterword by Rudolph Byrd of Emory University and Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University, who provide groundbreaking biographical information on Toomer, place his writing within the context of American modernism and the Harlem Renaissance, and examine his shifting claims about his own race and his pioneering critique of race as a scientific or biological concept.

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CD
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Author(s): Jean Toomer
Genre: Classics
Product Number DD44669
Released: Jun 25, 2019
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ISBN: #9781982673574
eAudio
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Author(s): Jean Toomer
Narrator(s): Sean Crisden
Product Number Z100101077
Released: Aug 10, 2015
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ISBN: #9781624063312
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Author(s): Jean Toomer
Genre: Classics
Product Number Z100147941
Released: Jun 25, 2019
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ISBN: #9781982673611
eBook
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Author(s): Jean Toomer
Product Number EB00724091
Released: Jan 08, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9780525505464
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Author(s): Jean Toomer
Product Number EB00757848
Released: Apr 09, 2019
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Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781504058391
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Author(s): Jean Toomer
Product Number EB00762245
Released: Jan 14, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Clydesdale
ISBN: #9781945186943
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Author(s): Jean Toomer
Product Number EB00779523
Released: Oct 30, 2019
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Publisher: Dreamscape Media
ISBN: #9781974939169

Professional reviews

"A male narrator may seem an odd choice for this rhythmic story with a vivid female protagonist. However, Sean Crisden ably captures the poetry in Jean Toomer's writing. His gentle, cadenced delivery lulls one into listening. The prose may remind one of the style and thematic interests of Toni Morrison, and the dreamlike quality of the narrative is enhanced in audio form. The rich description of scenery, dialogue, and characters are woven with an undercurrent of often violent race relations. For fans of literary fiction, this outstanding audiobook demonstrates how the five senses can come alive when one is being read a story. M.R. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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