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A Raisin in the sun

Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965. Book - 1994 Adult Book / Nonfiction / Literary Arts / Plays & Poetry / Hansberry, Lorraine 2 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.9 out of 5

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"Originally published in 1958."
When it was first produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for that season and hailed as a watershed in American drama. A pioneering work by an African-American playwright, the play was a radically new representation of black life. "A play that changed American theater forever."

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Hopeful submitted by kittenkat101 on June 24, 2011, 7:09pm A Raisin in the Sun is a deep, yet heartwarming tale of an African-American family dealing with poverty and the struggle to get out of their tiny house. This play deals with race and how it affects the decisions this family makes. It is beautifully written classic.

Painfully Realistic submitted by toheiichikawa on August 23, 2017, 9:19am The characters in "A Raisin in the Sun" undergo several disastrous events, making the book almost painful to read. Hence, this play speaks volumes about poor black families in pre-Civil Rights America through this cruel realism.

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A Random House play



PUBLISHED
New York : Vintage Books, 1994.
Year Published: 1994
Description: 151 pages ; 18 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
0679755330
9780679755333
9780812416497
081241649X
9780673583369
0673583368

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Nemiroff, Robert,

SUBJECTS
Hansberry, Lorraine, -- 1930-1965.
African American families -- Chicago -- Drama.
African Americans -- Chicago -- Drama.
Discrimination in housing -- Chicago -- Drama.
United States -- Race relations -- Drama.