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"One way of looking at speech is to say it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness." -- Harold Pinter
Harold Pinter, CH, CBE (10 October 1930 — 24 December 2008), was an English playwright, screenwriter, actor, theatre director, left wing political activist BBC NEWS | Entertainment | West End pays tribute to Pinter Harold Pinter's journey from playwright to left-wing fireband - Telegraph Harold Pinter, master of realism, dies aged 78 - News, Theatre & Dance - The Independent and poet. He was among the most influential British playwrights of modern times. In 2005, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. 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 fiction, essays, speeches, and letters. His best-known plays include The Birthday Party (1957), The Caretaker (1959), The Homecoming (1964), and Betrayal (1978), each of which he adapted to film. His screenplay adaptations of others' works include The Servant (1963), The Go-Between (1970), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), The Trial (1993), and Sleuth (2007). He directed almost 50 stage, television, and film productions and acted extensively in radio, stage, television, and film productions of his own and others' works.

Pinter's dramas often involve strong conflicts between ambivalent characters who struggle for verbal and territorial dominance and for their own versions of the past. Stylistically, these works are marked by theatrical pauses and silences, comedic timing, irony, and menace. Thematically ambiguous, they raise complex issues of individual identity oppressed by social forces, language, and vicissitudes of memory. In 1981, Pinter stated that he was not inclined to write plays explicitly about political subjects; yet in the mid-1980s he began writing overtly political plays. This "new direction" in his work and his left-wing political activism stimulated additional critical debate. Pinter, his work, and his politics have been the subject of voluminous critical commentary.

Pinter received a number of awards, including the Tony Award for Best Play in 1967 for The Homecoming, the BAFTA awards, the French Légion d'honneur and 20 honorary degrees. Festivals and symposia have been devoted to him and his work. In awarding the Nobel Prize, the Swedish Academy noted, "That he occupies a position as a modern classic is illustrated by his name entering the language as an adjective used to describe a particular atmosphere and environment in drama: 'Pinteresque'".

Despite frail health after being diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in December 2001, Pinter continued to act on stage and screen, last performing the title role of Samuel Beckett's one-act monologue Krapp's Last Tape, for the 50th anniversary season of the Royal Court Theatre, in October 2006. He died from liver cancer on 24 December 2008. He was buried the following week at Kensal Green Cemetery in North West London.

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Total Books: 263
Teatro in Due Volumi
2011 - Teatro in Due Volumi [Italian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788806182038
ISBN-10: 880618203X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences

Art Truth and Politics The 2005 Nobel Prize Lecture
2010 - Art Truth and Politics the 2005 Nobel Prize Lecture (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788188789467
ISBN-10: 8188789461

Ashes to Ashes and Other Plays
2009 - Ashes to Ashes and Other Plays (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780822222019
ISBN-10: 0822222019
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Pinter Review 2005-2008
2009 - The Pinter Review 2005-2008 (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781879852198
ISBN-10: 1879852195

The Carnage Continues and now for Trident
2006 - The Carnage Continues and Now for Trident [The Spokesman] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780851247298
ISBN-10: 0851247296
Genres: History, Nonfiction

Guantanamerica John Keane
2006 - Guantanamerica John Keane (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781902945842
ISBN-10: 1902945840

The Essential Pinter Selections from the Work of Harold Pinter
2006 - The Essential Pinter Selections From the Work of Harold Pinter [Grove Press Eastern Philosophy and Literature] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780802142696
ISBN-10: 0802142699
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction

Not One More Death
2006 - Not One More Death (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781844671168
ISBN-10: 184467116X
Genres: History, Nonfiction, Law, Engineering & Transportation
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Los enanos/ The Dwarves
2006 - Los Enanos/ the Dwarves [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788423337811
ISBN-10: 8423337812
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance

ArtTruth and Politics
2006 - Arttruth and Politics (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780571233960
ISBN-10: 0571233961
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Harold Pinter Plays 4
2005 - Harold Pinter Plays 4 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571232239
ISBN-10: 057123223X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Various Voices
2005 - Various Voices (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571230099
ISBN-10: 0571230091

Death Etc
2005 - Death Etc (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780802142252
ISBN-10: 0802142257
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Vellos Tempos / Old Days A Festa De Aniversario
2005 - Vellos Tempos / Old Days a Festa De Aniversario [Edicion Literaria] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788483023624
ISBN-10: 8483023628
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Die Geburtstagsfeier / Der Hausmeister / Die Heimkehr / Betrogen / Celebration Theaterstcke
Conversations With Pinter
2004 - Conversations with Pinter (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780879101794
ISBN-10: 0879101792
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction

Old Times
2004 - Old Times (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571225637
ISBN-10: 0571225632
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2003 - War (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571221318
ISBN-10: 0571221319

Le Scnario Proust  A la recherche du temps perdu
2003 - Le Scnario Proust a La Recherche Du Temps Perdu (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070732456
ISBN-10: 2070732452

The Disappeared and Other Poems
2002 - The Disappeared and Other Poems (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781900564045
ISBN-10: 1900564041

Press Conference
2002 - Press Conference (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571216079
ISBN-10: 0571216072
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2002 - Betrayal (Audio CD)
2001 - War Is Peace [The Spokesman, 73] (Paperback)
1996 - Harold Pinter Plays One [Contemporary Classics] (Paperback)
1994 - Party Time (Other)Paperback
1993 - Modern One-act Plays [Lernmaterialien] (Paperback)
1991 - One for the Road [Pinter Plays] (Paperback)
1991 - Plays Four [Old Time, No Man's Land, Betrayal, Monologue, Family Voices , A Kind of Alaska, One for the Road, Mountain Language] (Paperback)
1991 - The Collection [Collection] (Hardcover)Paperback
1982 - Caretaker [Methuen Student Editions] (Hardcover)Paperback
1981 - Plays V 4 [The Master playwrights] (Paperback)
1978 - Plays Three [Master Playwrights - v. 3] (Paperback)
1976 - Five Screenplays [An Eyre Methuen filmbook] (Paperback)
1966 - The Room and the Dumb Waiter [A Methuen Modern Play] (Paperback)Paperback
Compete Works Four [Old Times, No Man's Land, Betrayal, Molologue, Family Voices] (Paperback)Paperback
The Caretaker [MODERN PLAYS S.] (Paperback)Hardcover
Plays 4 [Vol 4] (Paperback)
One to Another [Acting Edition] (Paperback)
Ten Early Poems [Greville Press Pamphlets] (Hardcover)
Storozh the Caretaker [i drugie dramy] (Other)