The essay examines the representations of mid-twentieth-century Chicago’s racialized spaces in Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun, and DeRosa’s novel, Paper Fish. The experiences of place and (forced) mobility staged in these texts play a key role in forging the protagonists’ identity and voice. While dramatizing the disappearance of ethnic communities, on one hand, and their untenability, on the other, both works depict the ways in which such heritage is embraced, transformed, and revived by subsequent generations.
Vellucci, S. (2020). "Something Left to Love". Lorraine Hansberry's and Tina De Rosa's Chicago. LETTERATURE D'AMERICA, XL(179), 101-121.