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"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.