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Book Information: Raisin in the Sun, a

Raisin in the Sun, a (1959) [Play]
by Lorraine Hansberry Rating: Weighted - 6.6 / Average - 6.5 of 10 (8 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

"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."

Original title: A Raisin in the Sun
Original languages: English


Genre: Drama and PlaysAmerican

Edition #1: Raisin in the Sun, a

Raisin in the Sun, a (1959)
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Language: English

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Raisin in the Sun, a (August 1995)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 9780679601722
Dimensions: 4.9 x 7.6 x 0.7
Pages: 135
Notes: Introduction by Robert Nemiroff (1987)

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