A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Book - 1995
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"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.nbsp;nbsp;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 .nbsp;nbsp;"It is as if history is conspiring to make the play a classic."nbsp;nbsp;This Modern Library edition presents the fully restored, uncut version of Hansberry's landmark work with an introduction by Robert Nemiroff.
Publisher: New York : The Modern Library, 1995.
Edition: Modern Library ed.
ISBN: 9780679601722
Branch Call Number: 812.54 HA
Characteristics: viii, 135 p. ; 19 cm.


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Oct 06, 2016

The story of an American family told in compelling and wonderful dialogue. A landmark in American theater.

Apr 06, 2015


zruedella Jun 05, 2014

Beneatha's desire to be a doctor is amazing! It was hard to become one during her time because she was female and black.

May 04, 2014

I LOVED this play. It's characters we're brilliantly created. My favorite was by far Beneatha. This play demands emotional involvement. You can't help feeling depressed for the plight of the family because the characters are so REAL! Of all the plays we've read in my AP English class this is by far the best. It seemed very Shakespearian (another timeless playwrite) in its excellent characterization, wittisisms, and shifts between funny and tragic scenes. I'm glad the family was victorious in the end because I didn't want to go to sleep depressed (and I would have been, the book is THAT good). Lorraine Hansbury has earned every star with this play.

RainbowMunchkin Jun 02, 2013

I love this book it is so inspirational. i learned so much from this play

Blue_Baboon_132 Aug 22, 2012

I love this play its amazing!!!

Red_Tiger_1231 May 27, 2012

I can't believe I waited so long to read this. It was FANTASTIC!!!


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RainbowMunchkin Jun 02, 2013

Coarse Language: A bit

RainbowMunchkin Jun 02, 2013

Violence: A slap or two here or there


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RainbowMunchkin Jun 02, 2013

RainbowMunchkin thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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Blue_Baboon_132 Aug 22, 2012

Great yay back in the days walter lee younger and family


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Blue_Baboon_132 Aug 22, 2012

Dont let segregation bring u down

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