Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2011
“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.
- Joel Perfect
I had to read it for school but I don’t regret it. It was a really good, simple read, with many ups and downs. Kept me entertained the whole way through.
- Antonio A Gonzalez
A raisin in the sun A amazing book showing the ways that colored people had to live and strive, when America still had a lot of strong racist criticisms. Great to better understand how things used to be.
- Jonathan Williams
I read this in Jr high school for a project. Its been one of my favorite stories. By far, despite today’s society, produced what was the closest thing to a functional family; even in such a time period.
- eve Cam
I love this book
- Katie Bush
It was downright amazing.
- Kenyarda Haygood Jr
Raise in the sun Idk
- Lakisha Sneed
A Raisin in the Sun Breathe taking
- Patrick Shirley
Inspiration This book is amazing, I highly recommend it!!!
- Dianne Williams
Ruth is pregent Amazing book awsome
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