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Author Billington, Michael, 1939-

Title The life and work of Harold Pinter / Michael Billington.

Published London : Faber and Faber, 1996.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  822.914 PINTER/ BILL    DUE 01-03-21
 UniM Southbank  928.2 Pin    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 414 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [391]-394.
Summary Harold Pinter is our foremost living dramatist; and in this ground-breaking book - the first authorized biographical study - Michael Billington examines Pinter's work in the context of his life. Pinter's plays, including such acknowledged masterpieces as The Caretaker and The Homecoming, are subjected to close textual scrutiny and are seen to spring from a mixture of experience, memory and the unfettered poetic imagination. Billington's book also demolishes the myth that Pinter's political commitment is either belated or aesthetically detrimental; the dramatist is seen from the outset as a vehement opponent of authoritarian structures.
Subject Pinter, Harold, 1930-2008.
Pinter, Harold, 1930-2008 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Dramatists, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
Biographies.
ISBN 0571171036