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Les Blancs: The Collected Last Plays
The Drinking Gourd/What Use Are Flowers?
Written by Lorraine Hansberry


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 4, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Les Blancs: The Collected Last Plays
The Drinking Gourd/What Use Are Flowers?
Written by Lorraine Hansberry


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 13, 1994
Price: $15.95

Before her death at age thirty-four, Lorraine Hansberry revolutionized American drama with plays that presented the black experience directly, unapologetically, and often with anger. Her work shook the complacency of white audiences even as it laid the ground for subsequent debates about racism, feminism, and African-American struggles for self-determination. In Les... Read more >
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A Raisin in the Sun and The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window

Written by Lorraine Hansberry


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 13, 1995
Price: $15.00

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

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A Raisin in the Sun

Written by Lorraine Hansberry
Introduction by Robert Nemiroff


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 22, 1995
Price: $15.95

"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 >
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A Raisin in the Sun

Written by Lorraine Hansberry


Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 29, 2004
Price: $7.50

When it was first produced in 1959 A Raisin in the Sun was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and hailed as a watershed in American drama. Not only was it a pioneering work by an African-American playwright--Hansberry's play was also a radically new representation of black life, one... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

A Raisin in the Sun

Written by Lorraine Hansberry


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 2, 2011
Price: $6.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a paperback.

The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window

Written by Lorraine Hansberry


Format: eBook, 220 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 22, 2012
Price: $7.99

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To Be Young, Gifted and Black

Written by Lorraine Hansberry


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 3, 1996
Price: $14.95

This new edition of To Be Young, Gifted and Black includes a new Preface by Jewell Handy Gresham Nemiroff and James Baldwin's Introduction to the first edition. Assembled from Hansberry's plays, essays, letters, drawings, and photographs, To Be Young, Gifted and Black records a life of passionate engagement and spectacular accomplishment... Read more >
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