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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Hansberry, Lorraine

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Publisher Price: $8.95

ISBN10: 0679755330
ISBN13: 9780679755333
Publisher: Vintage
Published: Nov 29 2004
Pages: 160
Weight: 0.20
Height: 0.50 Width: 4.10 Depth: 6.70
Language: English
Never before, the entire history of the American theater, has so much of the truth of black people's lives been seen on the stage, observed James Baldwin shortly before A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway in 1959.

Indeed Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on the South Side of Chicago connected profoundly with the psyche of black America--and changed American theater forever. The play's title comes from a line in Langston Hughes's poem Harlem, which warns that a dream deferred might dry up/like a raisin in the sun.

The events of every passing year add resonance to A Raisin in the Sun, said The New York Times. It is as if history is conspiring to make the play a classic. This Modern Library edition presents the fully restored, uncut version of Hansberry's landmark work with an introduction by Robert Nemiroff.

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