Harold Pinter


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in Hackney, London, The United Kingdom
October 10, 1930

Died
December 24, 2008

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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, he acted in repertory companies throughout England for about a dozen years, using the stage name David Baron in the late 1950s. Beginning with his first play, The Room (1957), Pinter's writing career spanned over 50 years and produced 29 original stage plays, 27 screenplays, many dramatic sketches, radio and TV plays, poetry, one novel, short fic
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The Birthday Party

3.70 avg rating — 11,710 ratings — published 1957 — 29 editions
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The Homecoming

3.69 avg rating — 9,829 ratings — published 1964 — 23 editions
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Betrayal

3.96 avg rating — 7,064 ratings — published 1978 — 38 editions
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The Caretaker

3.68 avg rating — 3,355 ratings — published 1960 — 12 editions
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The Dumb Waiter

3.74 avg rating — 2,876 ratings — published 1957 — 9 editions
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The Birthday Party & The Room

3.87 avg rating — 1,056 ratings — published 1961 — 5 editions
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Complete Works: Volume 1

4.17 avg rating — 987 ratings — published 1976 — 11 editions
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Old Times

3.77 avg rating — 969 ratings — published 1971 — 10 editions
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No Man's Land

3.73 avg rating — 758 ratings — published 1975 — 19 editions
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The Caretaker & The Dumb Wa...

3.88 avg rating — 570 ratings — published 1960 — 4 editions
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Complete Works: Volume 1 Complete Works: Volume 2 Complete Works: Volume 3 Complete Works: Volume 4
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“One way of looking at speech is to say that it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness.”
Harold Pinter, Various Voices: Prose, Poetry, Politics
tags: life

“There are some things one remembers even though they may never have happened.”
Harold Pinter, Old Times

“I hate brandy...it stinks of modern literature.”
Harold Pinter, Betrayal

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