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 black
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 pictured as a harsher reality of asphalt streets. Impressionistic,
sometimes surrealistic, the pieces are redolent of nature and Africa, with sensuous
appeals to eye and ear. Download and start listening now!