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The Resource Cane : authoritative text, contexts, criticism, Jean Toomer

Cane : authoritative text, contexts, criticism, Jean Toomer

Label
Cane : authoritative text, contexts, criticism
Title
Cane
Title remainder
authoritative text, contexts, criticism
Statement of responsibility
Jean Toomer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Jean Toomer's Cane signaled a breakthrough in prose and poetical writing. It set a high standard for writers coming after him. I am delighted that Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Rudolph P. Byrd revised the edition, and I congratulate Norton for publishing it. This book should be on all readers' and writers' desks and in their minds."--Maya Angelou
  • "This is an outstanding critical edition that illuminates the complex life of Jean Toomer, the creation of Cane, his haunting, influential masterpiece, and modernism. Once again, we are indebted to Rudolph Byrd and Henry Louis Gates, Jt. for their superb scholarship."--Charles Johnson
  • "In this skillfully edited and comprehensive volume, Toomer's multivalent, elliptical modernism finds full expression. Recognizing the author's fascination with fragmentation and hybridity, this edition of Cane gives teacher and student more complete access, biographically and critically, to Toomer's mind and art than anything else of its kind available."--William L. Andrews, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • "Rudolph Byrd and Henry Louis Gates have given us the definitive critical edition of Jean Toomer's masterwork, Cane. Their introduction, a model of literary history, provides a thorough discussion of the author's biography as well as an in-depth discussion of the cultural and historical contexts that gave birth to the novel. As such, it introduces as not only to the text itself but also to the supporting documents gathered here. Autobiographical essays, correspondence, and an assortment of critical, literary, and scholarly essays all afford readers a wealth of material that furthers our understanding and appreciation of this text. With this volume, a literary gem has finally found the magnificent setting it deserves."--Farah Jasmine Griffin, Columbia University
  • "The introduction is excellently researched and complements the included materials well. The selection of contemporary reviews and landmarks of later reception is outstanding."--Werner Sollors, Harvard University
  • "At last, a new Norton Critical Edition of Cane, and a vast improvement over what has been available. Professors Byrd and Gates's Introduction expertly situates the book in relation to the diverse strands of American modernism as well as Toomer's life and thought. With a generous, up-to-date, and well-chosen selection of ancillary readings, both primary and secondary, this edition of a modernist classic will be welcomed far and wide."--George Hutchinson, Indiana University --Book Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1894-1967
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Toomer, Jean
Dewey number
813/.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3539.O478
LC item number
C3 2011
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Byrd, Rudolph P
  • Gates, Henry Louis
Series statement
Norton Critical Edition
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  • Toomer, Jean
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in literature
  • Southern States
Label
Cane : authoritative text, contexts, criticism, Jean Toomer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Song of the Son": the emergence and passing of Jean Toomer by Rudolph P. Byrd and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -- Jean Toomer's racial self-identification: a note on the supporting materials -- The text of Cane -- Foreword to the 1923 Edition of Cane / Waldo Frank -- Map of Sparta, Georgia -- Backgrounds and sources -- The Cane years ; Why I entered the Gurdjieff work / Jean Toomer -- Criticism -- A review of Cane / Montgomery Gregory -- A review of Cane / Robert Littell -- The younger literary movement / W.E.B. Du Bois and Alain Locke -- The significance of Jean Toomer / Gorham B. Munson -- Jean Toomer / Paul Rosenfeld -- Jean Toomer / Sterling A. Brown -- Gurdjieff in Harlem / Langston Hughes -- Jean Toomer's Cane / Robert Bone -- The failure of a playwright / Darwin T. Turner -- Introduction to the 1969 edition of Cane / Arna Bontemps -- The search for black redemption: Jean Toomer's Cane / John M. Reilly -- A key to the poems in Cane / Bernard Bell -- The unity of Jean Toomer's Cane / Catherine L. Innes -- Jean Toomer and the South: region and race as elements within a literary imagination / Charles T. Davis -- The divided life of Jean Toomer / Alice Walker -- Looking behind Cane / David Bradley -- Textuality and vision in Jean Toomer's Cane / Charles Scruggs -- Blues ballad: Jean Toomer's "Karintha" / Gayl Jones -- Jean Toomer and the "New Negroes" of Washington / George B. Hutchinson -- Jean Toomer's Washington and the politics of class: from "Blue veins" to seventh-street rebels / Barbara Foley -- "Dorris Dances ... John Dreams": free indirect discourse and female subjectivity in Cane / Megan Abbott --
  • Jean Toomer's Cane: modernism and race in interwar America / Werner Sollors -- Jean Toomer and the Avant-Garde / Mark Whalan -- Jean Toomer and Cane: "mixed-blood" impossibilities / Gino Michael Pellegrini -- Jean Toomer's Cane and the erotics of mourning / Jennifer D. Williams -- "A small man in big spaces": the new Negro, the Mestizo, and Jean Toomer's Southwestern writing / Emily Lutenski -- Jean Toomer, the artist - an unfulfilled American life: an afterword / Nellie Y. McKay
Control code
601101784
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
  • 2nd ed. /
  • edited by Rudolph P. Byrd, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Extent
lxxix, 472 pages
Isbn
9780393931686
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010039793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)601101784
Label
Cane : authoritative text, contexts, criticism, Jean Toomer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Song of the Son": the emergence and passing of Jean Toomer by Rudolph P. Byrd and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -- Jean Toomer's racial self-identification: a note on the supporting materials -- The text of Cane -- Foreword to the 1923 Edition of Cane / Waldo Frank -- Map of Sparta, Georgia -- Backgrounds and sources -- The Cane years ; Why I entered the Gurdjieff work / Jean Toomer -- Criticism -- A review of Cane / Montgomery Gregory -- A review of Cane / Robert Littell -- The younger literary movement / W.E.B. Du Bois and Alain Locke -- The significance of Jean Toomer / Gorham B. Munson -- Jean Toomer / Paul Rosenfeld -- Jean Toomer / Sterling A. Brown -- Gurdjieff in Harlem / Langston Hughes -- Jean Toomer's Cane / Robert Bone -- The failure of a playwright / Darwin T. Turner -- Introduction to the 1969 edition of Cane / Arna Bontemps -- The search for black redemption: Jean Toomer's Cane / John M. Reilly -- A key to the poems in Cane / Bernard Bell -- The unity of Jean Toomer's Cane / Catherine L. Innes -- Jean Toomer and the South: region and race as elements within a literary imagination / Charles T. Davis -- The divided life of Jean Toomer / Alice Walker -- Looking behind Cane / David Bradley -- Textuality and vision in Jean Toomer's Cane / Charles Scruggs -- Blues ballad: Jean Toomer's "Karintha" / Gayl Jones -- Jean Toomer and the "New Negroes" of Washington / George B. Hutchinson -- Jean Toomer's Washington and the politics of class: from "Blue veins" to seventh-street rebels / Barbara Foley -- "Dorris Dances ... John Dreams": free indirect discourse and female subjectivity in Cane / Megan Abbott --
  • Jean Toomer's Cane: modernism and race in interwar America / Werner Sollors -- Jean Toomer and the Avant-Garde / Mark Whalan -- Jean Toomer and Cane: "mixed-blood" impossibilities / Gino Michael Pellegrini -- Jean Toomer's Cane and the erotics of mourning / Jennifer D. Williams -- "A small man in big spaces": the new Negro, the Mestizo, and Jean Toomer's Southwestern writing / Emily Lutenski -- Jean Toomer, the artist - an unfulfilled American life: an afterword / Nellie Y. McKay
Control code
601101784
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
  • 2nd ed. /
  • edited by Rudolph P. Byrd, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Extent
lxxix, 472 pages
Isbn
9780393931686
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010039793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)601101784

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