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A Raisin in the Sun
Lorraine Hansberry
0679755330
Jan 1994
Paperback
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Review
“A beautiful, lovable play. It is affectionately human, funny and touching. . . . A work of theatrical magic in which the usual barrier between audience and stage disappears.”
John Chapman, New York News

“An honest, intelligible, and moving experience.”
Walter Kerr, New York Herald Tribune

“Miss Hansberry has etched her characters with understanding, and told her story with dramatic impact. She has a keen sense of humor, an ear for accurate speech and compassion for people.”
Robert Coleman, New York Mirror

“A Raisin in the Sun has vigor as well as veracity.”
Brooks Atkinson, New York Times

“It is honest drama, catching up real people. . . . It will make you proud of human beings.”
Frank...


A Raisin in the Sun (SparkNotes)
SparkNotes Editors
1586634550
July 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
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To Be Young, Gifted and Black
Lorraine Hansberry
0451159527
Sept 1970
Paperback
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From the Inside Flap
In her first play, the now-classic A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry introduced the lives of ordinary African Americans into our national theatrical repertory. Now, Hansberry tells her own life story in an autobiography that rings with the voice of its creator. "Brilliantly alive."--The New York Times. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


A Raisin in the Sun With Connections
Lorraine Hansberry
0030550998
July 2000
Hardcover
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Lorraine Hansberry
Richard M. Leeson
0313293120
June 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Born in 1930, Lorraine Hansberry earned critical acclaim as a dramatist before her death at age 34. Only a few years earlier, in 1959, her first-produced play, A Raisin in the Sun, received enthusiastic praise of Broadway critics and audiences alike. It was the first and longest running play by an African-American woman to be produced on Broadway. When it won the New York Drama Circle Award for the best new drama that year, Hansberry became the first black woman and the youngest recipient ever to receive that honor. This reference book is a guide to her brief life and enormously influential career. The volume includes entries for all of her plays, with each entry providing plot synopses and production information. It also contains a wealth of bibliographical material, useful to students and scholars for conducting...


Lorraine Hansberry, Vol. 430
Anne Cheney
0805773657
December 1984
Hardcover
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Book Description
Twayne's United States Authors Series presents concise critical introductions to great writers and their works. Devoted to critical interpretation and discussion of an author's work, each study takes account of major literary trends and important scholarly contributions and provides new critical insights with an original point of view. An Authors Series volume addresses readers ranging from advanced high school students to university professors. The book suggests to the informed reader new ways of considering a writer's work. A reader new to the work under examination will, after reading the Authors Series, be compelled to turn to the originals, bringing to the reading a basic knowledge and fresh critical perspectives. Each volume features: A critical, interpretive study and explication of the author's works A...


To Be Young, Gifted, and Black: Lorraine Hansberry in Her Own Words
Lorraine Hansberry
0679764151
January 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
In her first play, the now-classic A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry introduced the lives of ordinary African Americans into our national theatrical repertory. Now, Hansberry tells her own life story in an autobiography that rings with the voice of its creator. "Brilliantly alive."--The New York Times.

From the Inside Flap
In her first play, the now-classic A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry introduced the lives of ordinary African Americans into our national theatrical repertory. Now, Hansberry tells her own life story in an autobiography that rings with the voice of its creator. "Brilliantly alive."--The New York Times.


A Raisin in the Sun
Lorraine Hansberry
0451183886
Apr 1995
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The film version of Hansberry's landmark play A Raisin in the Sun (1961) was the first depiction of African American life seen by mainstream America. Hansberry included in her screen version several scenes of the Younger family interacting with the white world to show their deprivation and the subtle forms of racism they encountered in their everyday lives. In typical Hollywood fashion most of those scenes were cut, which softened the drama's angry voice. This new edition of the uncut original was edited by Hansberry's ex-husband and literary executor Nemiroff, who made a lifelong commitment to seeing that Hansberry's talent was fully recognized. African American collections as well as film collections will find this script of interest.- Marcia L. Perry, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, Mass.Copyright 1992 Reed...


A Raisin in the Sun
Lorraine Hansberry
0452267765
Oct 1992
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The film version of Hansberry's landmark play A Raisin in the Sun (1961) was the first depiction of African American life seen by mainstream America. Hansberry included in her screen version several scenes of the Younger family interacting with the white world to show their deprivation and the subtle forms of racism they encountered in their everyday lives. In typical Hollywood fashion most of those scenes were cut, which softened the drama's angry voice. This new edition of the uncut original was edited by Hansberry's ex-husband and literary executor Nemiroff, who made a lifelong commitment to seeing that Hansberry's talent was fully recognized. African American collections as well as film collections will find this script of interest.- Marcia L. Perry, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, Mass.Copyright 1992 Reed...


To Be Young, Gifted, and Black
Lorraine Hansberry
0613913930
Jan 1996
Hardcover
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From the Inside Flap
In her first play, the now-classic A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry introduced the lives of ordinary African Americans into our national theatrical repertory. Now, Hansberry tells her own life story in an autobiography that rings with the voice of its creator. "Brilliantly alive."--The New York Times. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Lorraine Hansberry Collection
Lorraine Hansberry
0694525065
February 2001
Audio
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From Library Journal
This first audiobook to give the full perspective of Hansberry's short but brilliant career includes a full-cast (Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, and James Earl Jones, among others) recording of A Raisin in the Sun, a dramatized reading from To Be Young, Gifted and Black (TBYGB), plus scattered interviews and speeches. The somewhat confusing TBYGB is, as explained in the print version, a montage of journal excerpts, speeches, letters, biographical accounts, and relevant fragments from plays, posthumously compiled "to relate the artist to the person." As play fragments look backward, presenting old-style blacks, the speeches and diary entries look remarkably forward. Listeners will hardly believe their ears when they hear Mike Wallace (60 Minutes) in 1959, attacking Hansberry for winning the New York Drama...


A Raisin in the Sun
Lorraine Hansberry
0679601724
Aug 1995
Hardcover
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Review
“A beautiful, lovable play. It is affectionately human, funny and touching. . . . A work of theatrical magic in which the usual barrier between audience and stage disappears.”
John Chapman, New York News

“An honest, intelligible, and moving experience.”
Walter Kerr, New York Herald Tribune

“Miss Hansberry has etched her characters with understanding, and told her story with dramatic impact. She has a keen sense of humor, an ear for accurate speech and compassion for people.”
Robert Coleman, New York Mirror

“A Raisin in the Sun has vigor as well as veracity.”
Brooks Atkinson, New York Times

“It is honest drama, catching up real people. . . . It will make you proud of human beings.”
Frank...


A Raisin in the Sun
Lorraine Hansberry
1559943785
February 1991
Audio
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Review
?A beautiful, lovable play. It is affectionately human, funny and touching. . . . A work of theatrical magic in which the usual barrier between audience and stage disappears.?
John Chapman, New York News

?An honest, intelligible, and moving experience.?
Walter Kerr, New York Herald Tribune

?Miss Hansberry has etched her characters with understanding, and told her story with dramatic impact. She has a keen sense of humor, an ear for accurate speech and compassion for people.?
Robert Coleman, New York Mirror

?A Raisin in the Sun has vigor as well as veracity.?
Brooks Atkinson, New York Times

?It is honest drama, catching up real people. . . . It will make you proud of human beings.?
Frank Aston, New York World-Telegram & Sun

?A...


A Raisin in the Sun and the Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window
Lorraine Hansberry
0679755314
June 1995
Paperback
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Review
"Rich and warm and funny and varied ... beautifully written."-- Los Angeles Times, on The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window

"One of a handful of great American plays -- it belongs in the inner circle, along with Death of a Salesman, Long Day's Journey Into Night and The Glass Menagerie."--Washington Post, on A Raisin in the Sun

Review
"Rich and warm and funny and varied ... beautifully written."-- Los Angeles Times, on The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window

"One of a handful of great American plays -- it belongs in the inner circle, along with Death of a Salesman, Long Day's Journey Into Night and The Glass Menagerie."--Washington Post, on A Raisin in the Sun

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The Work of Democracy: Ralph Bunche, Kenneth B. Clark, Lorraine Hansberry, and the Cultural Politics of Race
Ben Keppel
0674958438
January 1995
Hardcover
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Review
Robert L. Harris, Jr., Cornell University : A new and refreshing way of looking at the struggle for racial equality in the United States. Use of the concept 'political culture' helps us to understand the popular manipulation of images and their relationship to discussions of the race problem. The lives and products of Bunche, Clark, and Hansberry work well in supporting Keppel's hypothesis about the transformation of the symbolic place of African Americans after World War II...The Work of Democracy is an important and welcome departure from traditional studies of the civil rights era that employ the rhetoric of military campaigns. Keppel has joined the issue of civil rights in an unprecedented manner to the reality of American political culture.

Book Description
Thirty years after...


Les Blancs
Lorraine Hansberry
0679755322
Dec 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
Here are Lorraine Hansberry's last three plays--Les Blancs, The Drinking Gourd, and What Use Are Flowers?--representing the capstone of her achievement. Includes a new preface by Jewell Gresham Nemiroff and a revised introduction by Margaret B. Wilkerson.

From the Inside Flap
Here are Lorraine Hansberry's last three plays--Les Blancs, The Drinking Gourd, and What Use Are Flowers?--representing the capstone of her achievement. Includes a new preface by Jewell Gresham Nemiroff and a revised introduction by Margaret B. Wilkerson.

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