(Cane Author Jean Toomer) [E–book] ✓ Jean Toomer


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Summary Cane Author Jean Toomer Cane Author Jean Toomer Summary ê 7 Ured as a harsher reality of asphalt streets Impressionistic sometimes surrealistic the pieces are redolent of nature and Africa with sensuous appeals to eye and e. If you have heard a Jewish cantor sing if he has touched you and made your own sorrow seem trivial when compared with his you will know my feeling when I follow the curves of her profile like mobile rivers to their common deltaI find it impossible this morning to attempt comment on a lynching or a literary reflection thereof Despite my tone deaf groaning as of late about dialect the final parable in this tome touched me Earnest Cane is a modernist m lange of prose and verse A Biblical air is present but the motivations are Freudian This book was recommended to me about 10 years ago by a childhood friend That friend was entitled to his own weary blues Tyskungen if he has touched you and made your own sorrow seem trivial when compared with his you will know my feeling when I follow the curves of her profile like mobile rivers to their common deltaI find Keeper it Reise in das Herz des Feindes Ein Iraker in Israel impossible this morning to attempt comment on a lynching or a literary reflection thereof Despite my tone deaf groaning as of late about dialect the final parable Kein schwuler Land in this tome touched me Earnest Cane It's Getting Ugly Out There The Frauds Bunglers Liars and Losers Who Are Hurting America is present but the motivations are Freudian This book was recommended to me about 10 years ago by a childhood friend That friend was entitled to his own weary blues

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Cane Author Jean Toomer

Summary Cane Author Jean Toomer Cane Author Jean Toomer Summary ê 7 A literary masterpiece of the Harlem Renaissance Cane is a powerful work of innovative fiction evoking black life in the South The sketches poems and stories of bl. Powerful and poetic vignettes of blacks in rural Georgia and immigrants to the Washington DC area near the turn of the 20th century We feel their daily integration with their mind numbing dusty work in the cane fields or saw mills and feel their struggle against internalized forms of racism and sexism In the urban environment we feel their mix of hopes for promised freedom and of their alienation and despair of continual poverty Some find a connection in churches to the values from their rural origins while others seethe with anger and jealousies and get in trouble or numb themselves with drink The rise of the jazz age call some to other avenues of hope and make a backdrop for others haunted by forbidden interracial lust Toomer s capturing of the rhythms of speech by ordinary people is a marvel that feels to me the eual of the prolific fellow member of the Harlem Renaissance Langston Hughes It was a bit of a surprise to experience his sensitivity in portraying women in his first six stories I admire the adaptation of repetitive call and response schemes common to the Baptist church One story begins and ends with the haunting refrain Betty was the white woman who had two Negro sons She s dead they ve gone away The pines whisper to Jesus The Bible flaps its leaves with an aimless rustle on her moundThe poems placed between narratives make for moving or shocking interludes For example two poems frame a story of a black housekeeper who is courted by the white son of her employer Jealousy on the part of a black admirer leads to a fight ending with the white getting his throat cut and the victor getting burned up in an old cotton factory by a white mob uPortrait in GeorgiaHair braided chestnutcoiled like a lyncher s ropeEyes fagotsLips old scars or the first red blistersBreath the last sweet scent of caneAnd her slim body white as the ashof black flesh after flameThe following incantation is repeated three times with the story of the tragedy Red nigger moon SinnerBlood burning moon SinnerCome out that fact ry door I see why this work is considered a seminal voice in American literature Although this book is typically identified as black literature Toomer himself whose mixed blood allowed him often to pass as a white once advocated for a broader view in a letter to a magazine From my own point of view I am naturally and inevitably an American I have strived for a spiritual fusion analogous to the fact of racial intermingling Without denying a single element in me I have sought to let them function as complements I have tried to let them live in harmony Within the last two or three years however my growing need for artistic expression as pulled me deeper and deeper into the Negro group Now I cannot see myself as aloof and separated My point of view has not changed it has deepened it has widened

Summary Cane Author Jean Toomer

Summary Cane Author Jean Toomer Cane Author Jean Toomer Summary ê 7 Ack rural and urban life that make up Cane are rich in imagery Visions of smoke sugarcane dusk and flame permeate the Southern landscape the Northern world is pict. This is uite a brilliant remarkable and odd book that somehow no one told me personally that I should read Why has the secret been kept Okay a recent check confirms that Bloom had it on his Western Canon list But Toomer s just a name how was I supposed to know he s actually goodIt is to a large extent a portrait of many of the horrors and a few of the beauties of small town post slavery but still gravely unjust southern life from a black perspective It s also an uncharaterizable amalgam of styles and modes incorporating some lyric poetry some straight narrative some psychological insight some expressionistic stuff some borderline surrealism all processed deftly by an innovative and masterly mindSomehow he works in such oddities as this Her mind is a pink meshbag filled with baby toeswithout throwing the novel into pure abstraction Well okay but the whole Rhobert chapter is rather far out as far as far out goesHere are some other little snippets I likedwords is like the spots on dice no matter how y fumbles em there s times when they jes won t comeGod he doesn t exist but nevertheless He is uglyAs he steps towards the others he seems to be issuing sharply from a vivid dreamTh form that s burned int my soul is some twisted awful thing that crept in from a dream a godam nightmare an wont stay still unless I feed it An it lives on words Not beautiful words God Almighty no Misshapen split gut tortured twisted wordsNow it s fair to say there are a couple of chapters where the author may trip up a bit Though I may not be able to say why the chapter Box Seat seemed to go wrong in precisely the same way most of the other chapters went right Just something in the way the pieces fit together felt put on or something like that And another chapter too fell perhaps a little below brilliance But I reckon those are the kinds of stumbles that happen when you dare to take big risks as an author and aim at something both fantastic and grotesue And I m not so confident in my judgement that they were stumbles rather than something that just rubbed me the wrong way as I suspect one part or another of this book is likely to rub any reader the wrong way once in a whileDon t let my hesitation detract from the overall message that this book is a phenomenon


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    Summary Cane Author Jean Toomer (Cane Author Jean Toomer) [E–book] ✓ Jean Toomer Jean Toomer ✓ 7 Summary uiet and eerie Cane trembles with surreal beauty Toomer's language is at once lucid and suggestive his subjects disturbing and anguished; the tension between Toomer's aesthetically appealing prose and his painful subject matter proves to be increasingly unsettling as the book unfolds Juxtaposing poetry and prose past and present n

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    Summary Cane Author Jean Toomer (Cane Author Jean Toomer) [E–book] ✓ Jean Toomer Jean Toomer ✓ 7 Summary Powerful and poetic vignettes of blacks in rural Georgia and immigrants to the Washington DC area near the turn of the 20th century We feel their daily integration with their mind numbing dusty work in the cane fields or saw mills an

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    Summary Cane Author Jean Toomer Characters ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Jean Toomer Jean Toomer ✓ 7 Summary An astonishingly beautiful sensual lyrical formally experimental book In character vignettes of one two three pages interleaved with short poems Toomer explores the lives of black people mostly in the rural south specifically a tiny hamlet dominated by a sawmill marked mostly by smells and sounds sugar cane fields and pines the timeseason autumn the time dusk In fact every story in this collection could be called 'Dusk' with all i

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    (Cane Author Jean Toomer) [E–book] ✓ Jean Toomer Jean Toomer ✓ 7 Summary Summary Cane Author Jean Toomer This is uite a brilliant remarkable and odd book that somehow no one told me personally that I should read Why has the secret been kept? Okay a recent check confirms that Bloom had it on his Western Canon list But Toomer's just a name how was I supposed to know he's actually good?It is to a large extent a portrait of many of the horrors and a few of the beauties of small town post slavery but still gravely unjust southern life fro

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    Summary Cane Author Jean Toomer (Cane Author Jean Toomer) [E–book] ✓ Jean Toomer Jean Toomer ✓ 7 Summary My friend knows how infatuated I am with literature from the Harlem Renaissance era so he called when he included this book on his teaching list It brought back memories of the many literary socials we had over a few brews on our grad

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    (Cane Author Jean Toomer) [E–book] ✓ Jean Toomer Karintha is a woman Men do not know that the soul of her was a growing thing ripened too soon They will bring their money; they will die not having found it outKarintha at twenty carrying beauty perfect as dusk when the sun goes down Karintha This book is a structurally inventive mix of prose poetry and drama wit

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    (Cane Author Jean Toomer) [E–book] ✓ Jean Toomer Characters ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Jean Toomer If you have heard a Jewish cantor sing if he has touched you and made your own sorrow seem trivial when compared with his you will know my feeling when I follow the curves of her profile like mobile rivers to their common deltaI find it impossible this morning to attempt comment on a lynching or a literary reflection thereof Despite my tone deaf groaning as of late about dialect the final parable in this tome touched me

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    Characters ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Jean Toomer (Cane Author Jean Toomer) [E–book] ✓ Jean Toomer Jean Toomer ✓ 7 Summary This was a thoroughly strange and surreal book made all the surreal by the fact that it was one of the first avant garde black American novels Toomer's world explodes with color and light with shades of Faulkner and Sherwood Anderson If there is a document of American magical realism this is it It's too easy when describing the rura

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    (Cane Author Jean Toomer) [E–book] ✓ Jean Toomer Two readerships here for which this one is UEberpertinent 1 readers of the Classics of AfricanAmerican fiction2 readers of things experimental in the category of It's Not Really a Novel but what then is it?3 Also for readers of I A

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    Characters ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Jean Toomer Jean Toomer ✓ 7 Summary (Cane Author Jean Toomer) [E–book] ✓ Jean Toomer Jean Toomer’s Cane was published in a small edition in 1923 Despite favourable reviews Cane was not reprinted until 1927 For the next forty years it remained out of print Like a nova Toomer’s literary career exploded into brilliance with Cane then faded from the view of all but the few who continuously scanned the li

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