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Description - Various Voices by Harold Pinter

Although best known for his plays, Harold Pinter has also written an extensive and wide-ranging body of other work since 1948; prose, prose fiction, poetry and political writings. In this anthology Pinter presents his own selection, among which are "A Note on Shakespeare" (1950), a paean to the cricketer Len Hutton (1969), the short stories "Kullus" (1949) and "Girls" (1995), the poetry from "School Life" (1948), and political pieces - including many letters to the press - on the United States, Cuba, Kurdistan and Nicaragua.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571197286
ISBN-10: 0571197280
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 125mm x 18mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 6-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Various Voices by Harold Pinter

UK Kirkus Review » Pinter's own selection of his 'Prose, poetry, politics: 1948-1998'. Essays on subjects as diverse as Shakespeare and cricket, interviews, broadcasts and speeches, all showing the depth of Pinter's views on human rights and individual liberty. The seriousness of his subjects are enlivened by such lines as 'Hallelujah, it works - we blew the shit out of them!' Pinter's use of silence is theatrically renowned but it is his poetry and use of words that shines through his 'various voices'. (Kirkus UK)


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Author Biography - Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter was born in London in 1930. He lived with Antonia Fraser from 1975 and they married in 1980. In 1995 he won the David Cohen British Literature Prize, awarded for a lifetime's achievement in literature. In 1996 he was given the Laurence Olivier Award for a lifetime's achievement in theatre. In 2002 he was made a Companion of Honour for services to literature. In 2005 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and, in the same year, the Wilfred Owen Award for Poetry and the Franz Kafka Award (Prague). In 2006 he was awarded the Europe Theatre Prize and, in 2007, the highest French honour, the Legion d'honneur. He died in December 2008.

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