A masterpiece of the Harlem Renaissance, Cane remains an innovative literary work. The introduction to this revised edition provides groundbreaking biographical information on Jean Toomer. Revised and expanded explanatory annotations and illustrative materials are included, along with the 1923 foreword. "Backgrounds and Sources" collects a wealth of autobiographical writing. The volume also reprints thirty of Toomer's letters and there is a rich "Criticism" section. A new chronology and an updated bibliography are included.