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Lorraine Hansberry : the life behind A raisin in the sun

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"Written when she was just twenty-eight, Lorraine Hansberry's landmark A Raisin in the Sun is listed by the National Theatre as one of the hundred most significant works of the twentieth century. Hansberry was the first Black woman to have a play performed on Broadway, and the first Black and youngest American playwright to win a New York Critics' Circle Award. Charles J. Shields's authoritative biography of one of the twentieth century's most admired playwrights examines the parts of Lorraine Hansberry'slife that have escaped public knowledge: the influence of her upper-class background, her fight for peace and nuclear disarmament, the reason why she embraced Communism during the Cold War, and her dependence on her white husband-her best friend, critic,and promoter. Many of the identity issues about class, sexuality, and race that she struggled with are relevant and urgent today. This dramatic telling of a passionate life-a very American life through self-reinvention-uses previously unpublished interviews with close friends in politics and theater, privately held correspondence, and deep research to reconcile old mysteries and raise new questions about a life not fully described until now"--

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  • 16 of 20 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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1 current hold with 20 total copies.
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Bronxville Public Library B HANSBERRY (Text)
Biography
31004151827768
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Croton Free Library B HANSBERRY (Text)
Biography
31006151856762
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Eastchester Public Library B HANSBERRY (Text)
Biography
31008152562076
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Greenburgh Public Library B HANSBERRY (Text)
Biography
31009154738268
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Irvington Public Library BIO HANSBERRY, L (Text)
Biography
31012154564213
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Larchmont Public Library B HANSBERRY (Text)
New Biography
31014152617332
Checked out
02/15/2023
Mount Kisco Public Library B HANSBERRY (Text)
Biography
31017100355145
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Mount Pleasant Public Library B HANSBERRY, LORRAINE (Text)
Biography
31024153783066
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Mount Vernon Public Library B HANSBERRY (Text)
Biography
31018155625580
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New Rochelle Public Library B HANSBERRY (Text)
Biography
31019156701545
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