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Theodicy of the Bacchic in the Poetry of Jean Toomer’s Cane

Theodicy of the Bacchic in the Poetry of Jean Toomer’s Cane Theodicy of the Bacchic in the Poetry of Jean Toomer's Cane Ronald Dorris The Harlem Renaissance, or New Negro Movement, was an impor­ tant historical moment for the creation and presentation of art by African Americans. It was during this period, in 1923 that Jean Toomer's Cane was published. Before publication, Toomer sent a letter dated December 12 1922 to one of his closer friends, Waldo 1 1 Frank: Cane is on its way to you! For two weeks I have worked steadily at it. The book is done. From three angles, Cane's design is a circle. Aesthetically, from simple forms to complex ones, and back to simple forms. Regionally, from the South up into the North, and back into the South again. Or from the North down into the South and then a return North. From the point of view of the spiritual entity behind the work, the curve really starts with Bona and Paul (awakening), plunges into Kabnis, emerges in Karintha, etc., swings upward into Theater and Box Seat, and ends (pauses) in Harvest Song .... Between each of these three sections, a curve. These ... vaguely indicate the design. Based on Toomer's statement of how his http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Black Sacred Music Duke University Press

Theodicy of the Bacchic in the Poetry of Jean Toomer’s Cane

Black Sacred Music , Volume 7 (1) – Mar 1, 1993

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Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press
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1043-9455
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2640-9879
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10.1215/10439455-7.1.1
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Abstract

Theodicy of the Bacchic in the Poetry of Jean Toomer's Cane Ronald Dorris The Harlem Renaissance, or New Negro Movement, was an impor­ tant historical moment for the creation and presentation of art by African Americans. It was during this period, in 1923 that Jean Toomer's Cane was published. Before publication, Toomer sent a letter dated December 12 1922 to one of his closer friends, Waldo 1 1 Frank: Cane is on its way to you! For two weeks I have worked steadily at it. The book is done. From three angles, Cane's design is a circle. Aesthetically, from simple forms to complex ones, and back to simple forms. Regionally, from the South up into the North, and back into the South again. Or from the North down into the South and then a return North. From the point of view of the spiritual entity behind the work, the curve really starts with Bona and Paul (awakening), plunges into Kabnis, emerges in Karintha, etc., swings upward into Theater and Box Seat, and ends (pauses) in Harvest Song .... Between each of these three sections, a curve. These ... vaguely indicate the design. Based on Toomer's statement of how his

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Black Sacred MusicDuke University Press

Published: Mar 1, 1993

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