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Publisher Description

"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.

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2002
May 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
160
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
6.6
MB

Customer Reviews

You with the hair ,

A Raisin in the Sun

It just goes to show, optimism & realism are exact opposites. :3

Talayja ,

A Raisin In The Sun

AMAZING book!

Basketballbrother ,

It's a great, short read.

Really shows what life was like during the times in the south side of Chicago during WWll. Good read though!

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