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Book Tips - Harold Pinter

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2005 was awarded to Harold Pinter "who in his plays uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression's closed rooms".

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Betrayal

This play is a real eye-opener in the way it exposes the banal complacency of infidelity in modern society.
/Zachary Hardy, United States

Death etc.

In this book, Harold Pinter rails against the Iraq war and against war in general. He courageously attacks both George W. Bush and Tony Blair, and minces no words. His anti-war stance reminds me, for one, of the anti-war stance that Susan Sontag took in the United States. Only one problem: Pinter uses street language from time to time, and that does damage to the book on the overall.
/Thomas Hofer, United States

The Birthday Party

It has dialogue, action and is good both on stage and in the university classroom!
/S. M. Thompson, United Kingdom

The Homecoming

His marvellous compelling play set in a Jewish East End family household with the guttural Max the paterfamilias falling from the top of his perch as the family tyrant of 3 sons. This is one of his last naturalistic plays after which he became more abstract and poetic.
/Isaac Josephson, New Zealand

The Room

We know how each individual is actually isolated from other people through this play, and besides, Harold Pinter shows his bravery and honesty in this play by displaying us that we are doomed to be lonely.
/Catherine Qin, China
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