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A Raisin in the Sun (Modern Library)

  • List Price: $15.95
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  • Seller:TOTAL BOOKS
  • Sales Rank:369,930
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Modern Library
  • Pages:176
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.5
  • Dimensions (in):5 x 0.6 x 7.6
  • Publication Date:August 22, 1995
  • ISBN:0679601724
  • EAN:9780679601722
  • ASIN:0679601724
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Synopsis
"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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