Cane  (1923) 
by Jean Toomer

Cane is a 1923 novel by noted Harlem Renaissance author Jean Toomer. The novel is structured as a series of vignettes revolving around the origins and experiences of African Americans in the United States.Excerpted from Cane (novel) on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Foreword

CANE

Jean Toomer

With a Foreword

by

Waldo Frank


Oracular.

Redolent of fermenting syrup,

Purple of the dusk,

Deep-rooted cane.


To my grandmother...

Section 1:

Karintha

Reapers

November Cotton Flower

Becky

Face

Cotton Song

Carma

Song of the Son

Georgia Dusk

Fern

Nullo

Evening Song

Esther

Conversion

Portrait in Georgia

Blood-Burning Moon


Section 2:

Seventh Street

Rhobert

Avey

Beehive

Storm Ending

Theater

Her Lips Are Copper Wire

Calling Jesus

Box Seat

Prayer

Harvest Song

Bona and Paul


Section 3:

Kabnis

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1928.


The longest-living author of this work died in 1967, so this work is in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 55 years or less. This work may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.