Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Cane
Jean Toomer

£11.99

Cane is one of the most significant works to come out of the Harlem Renaissance and, because to its distinct structure and style, is considered to be a masterpiece in American modernist literature. First published in 1923 and told through a series of vignettes, Cane uses poetry, prose and play-like dialogue to create a window into the varied lives of African Americans living in the rural South and urban North during a time when Jim Crow laws pervaded and racism was rife.

Paperback, 272pp
Penguin Books, 2019 (1923)
ISBN 9780143133674