A Raisin in the Sun - Lorraine Hansberry

A Raisin in the Sun

By Lorraine Hansberry

  • Release Date: 2004-11-29
  • Genre: Theater
4 Score: 4 (From 276 Ratings)
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  • Description

    "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.


    • Great book

      By Wonder maybe
      I'm a person who does like to read that much but this has become my favorite book
    • Good

      By thebestwinner
      It was very good, meaningful and deep. I like it
    • A Raisin in the Sun

      By You with the hair
      It just goes to show, optimism & realism are exact opposites. :3
    • Very well written.

      By Smeacher
      This book was required for my school's summer reading program. It was a good way for me to see how people were back then struggling just trying coming out of poverty.
    • My opinion

      By Neesh.
      I loved it.
    • A timeless classic

      By DAVID A MOE
      'Nuff said.