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In the Land of Cotton: “Kabnis”

Barbara Foley

in Jean Toomer: Race, Repression, and Revolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038440
eISBN:
9780252096327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038440.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter focuses on “Kabnis,” which generally supplies the terminus, not the beginning, of most critical analyses of Cane. Composed in rough draft before Toomer left Middle Georgia in November ... More


Jean Toomer: Race, Repression, and Revolution

Barbara Foley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038440
eISBN:
9780252096327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038440.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The 1923 publication of Cane established Jean Toomer as a modernist master and one of the key literary figures of the emerging Harlem Renaissance. Though critics and biographers alike have praised ... More


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