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To Be Young, Gifted and Black

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This is the story of a young woman born in Chicago who came to New York, won fame with her play, A Raisin in the Sun--and went on to new heights of artistry before her tragic death. In turns angry, loving, bitter, laughing, and defiantly proud, the story, voice, and message are all Lorraine Hansberry's own, coming together in one of the major works of the black experience in mid-century America.

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This is the story of a young woman born in Chicago who came to New York, won fame with her play, A Raisin in the Sun--and went on to new heights of artistry before her tragic death. In turns angry, loving, bitter, laughing, and defiantly proud, the story, voice, and message are all Lorraine Hansberry's own, coming together in one of the major works of the black experience in mid-century America.

Product Details
Paperback (304 pages)
Published: January 3, 1996
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Vintage
ISBN: 9780679764151
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    The Unfilmed Original Screenplay of an American classic. This is a landmark volume of the epic, original film script written by Lorraine Hansberry, adapted from her stage play. But movie audiences did not know that nearly a third of her powerful screenplay had been cut. This edition restores all of these deletions and delivers the screenplay that is true to Hansberry's vision.

    A Raisin in the Sun and The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window

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    Les Blancs: The Collected Last Plays

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