Bookmarks Magazine's Reviews > Must You Go?: My Life with Harold Pinter

Must You Go? by Antonia Fraser
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Dec 09, 2010

really liked it
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This "bold, intimate, madly entertaining memoir" (Entertainment Weekly) is not so much a biography as a collection of radiant fragments detailing a life devoted to -- and lived as -- art. "There are very few grilled-cheese sandwiches eaten thoughtlessly over the sink in this account," muses the Washington Post, but there are plenty of family holidays, charity events, cricket matches, and dinners with Samuel Beckett, V. S. Naipaul, and Salman Rushdie -- too many, perhaps, for the New York Times. Though Pinter comes to life in these pages, readers in search of an in-depth analysis of the playwright and his work won't find it here. Instead they'll be treated to a moving love story and "a deep-focus portrait of an artist that only [his wife] could have written" (San Francisco Chronicle). This is an excerpt from a review published in Bookmarks magazine.

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