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A Raisin in the Sun
Written by Lorraine Hansberry
Vintage | Paperback | November 2004
$7.50/8.50(Canada) | 978-0-679-75533-3 (0-679-75533-0)

When it was first produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for that season and hailed as a watershed in American drama. A pioneering work by an African-American playwright, the play was a radically new representation of black life. "A play... Read more






To Be Young, Gifted and Black
Written by Lorraine Hansberry
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1996
$14.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-76415-1 (0-679-76415-1)

In her first play, the now-classic A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry introduced the lives of ordinary African Americans into our national theatrical repertory. Now, Hansberry tells her own life story in an autobiography that rings with the voice of its creator. "Brilliantly alive."--The New York Times. Read more






A Raisin in the Sun
Written by Lorraine Hansberry, Introduction by Robert Nemiroff
Modern Library | Hardcover | August 1995
$15.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-60172-2 (0-679-60172-4)

"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... Read more






A Raisin in the Sun and The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window
Written by Lorraine Hansberry
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1995
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-75531-9 (0-679-75531-4)

By the time of her death thirty years ago, at the tragically young age of thirty-four, Lorraine Hansberry had created two electrifying masterpieces of the American theater. With A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry gave this country its most movingly authentic portrayal of black family life in the inner city. Barely... Read more






Les Blancs: The Collected Last Plays
Written by Lorraine Hansberry
Vintage | Trade Paperback | December 1994
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-75532-6 (0-679-75532-2)

Here are Lorraine Hansberry's last three plays--Les Blancs, The Drinking Gourd, and What Use Are Flowers?--representing the capstone of her achievement. Includes a new preface by Jewell Gresham Nemiroff and a revised introduction by Margaret B. Wilkerson. Read more





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