We welcome you to another of our popular ”University in the Library” series featuring lectures on important writers by some of America’s finest literary scholars. This evening we welcome the prize-winning Emory University Professor Dr. Rudolph Byrd, distinguished scholar and a major figure in Emory’s Alice Walker Collection, discussing one of America’s most significant African-American authors, Jean Toomer, and his novel ”Cane.” Dr. Byrd, with Henry Louis Gates, is the editor of a new critical edition of ”Cane.” Originally published in 1923, ”Cane” is part drama, part poetry and is considered a masterpiece of the Harlem Renaissance. We are honored to have Dr. Byrd discuss Toomer’s work, and we know you’ll find his lecture one of the most rewarding in our series. Dr. Byrd is an honorary member of the Georgia Center for the Book Advisory council. (jasbro)
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