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A Raisin in the Sun

Written by Lorraine Hansberry
Introduction by Robert Nemiroff


A Raisin in the Sun .

Category: Drama - American
Imprint: Modern Library
Format: Hardcover
Pub Date: August 1995
Price: $15.95
Can. Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-60172-2 (0-679-60172-4)
Pages: 176
Also available as an eBook and a paperback.



 
"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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