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Throughout his life, playwright and political activist Harold Pinter has consistently cast light on the hypocrisy of conformist truths in pure and simple terms. Awarded the Wilfred Owen Prize in 2004 for his poetry condemning U.S. military intervention in Iraq, Mr. Pinter has succeeded as no other of his generation in combining his artistry with his political activism. Dea ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 20th 2005 by Grove Press
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Travis J.
Harold Pinter is an angry man.

My first experience of Pinter's work was a few years ago, at Illinois Wesleyan's Phoenix Theatre. It was a student-run production of A Slight Ache, and it was soul-crushing. Brilliantly paced, brilliantly acted – and brilliantly written. A while later, I came across Pinter's only novel, The Dwarfs. Like A Slight Ache, it was an early work, concerned with human relationships: the frailty of the ego and the impossibility of communication. Pinter is a terse writer, and
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Sarah
Jun 25, 2008 Sarah rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: plays
While Pinter is one of my favorite playwrights, I can't understand why they decided to honor him with the Pulizer for this piece. While the plays are on par with his signature haunting works, the poems are mediocre at best and fall flat.
Matt
Pinter is a skilled writer, and I found some of the short plays and poems in this collection enjoyable enough that I did not want to give it only one star, but overall I find him distasteful.
Severine
If Harold Pinter were a champagne, he would be extra brut.
Charles
won the pulitzer for this collection... 'nuff said.
Andrea Gail
Pinter, at his finest...
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Harold Pinter, CH, CBE, was an English playwright, screenwriter, actor, director, political activist and poet. He was one of the most influential playwrights of modern times. In 2005 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

After publishing poetry and acting in school plays as a teenager in London, Pinter began his professional theatrical career in 1951, touring throughout Ireland. From 1952,
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