Les blancs: the collected last plays of Lorraine Hansberry. Julius Lester, Lorraine Hansberry, , edited, by Robert Nemiroff critical backgrounds.

Les blancs: the collected last plays of Lorraine Hansberry.

New York: Random House, 1972. Hardcover. ix, 372p., tiny remainder dot bottom edge otherwise a very good first edition in cloth-backed boards and unclipped dj.

Hansberry's death in 1965 at the age of 34 deprived the American theater of its most important African American playwright. "Les Blancs" "What Use Are Flowers" &"The Drinking Gourd" which was commissioned but never produced by NBC. Nemiroff had been Hansberry's husband; his extensive notes detail the plays' contexts, including the controversy surrounding NBC's decision not to produce her work.

Cat.No: 57839
ISBN: 039446480x

Price: $25.00