ISBN-10:
0826499716
ISBN-13:
9780826499714
Pub. Date:
11/08/2008
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter

by William Baker

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Overview

Harold Pinter is one of the most important writers in English of the late twentieth century and early twenty-first century. This brief biography offers fresh insights into his life and work, concentrating on the themes, patterns, relationships, ideas and language common to his life and creative output. Placing Pinter's life and work alongside each other, the study illuminates Pinter's vision of society, politics, gender, sex, violence and human relationships. Drawing upon the full-range of his work, his letters, jourbanalism, and writings about him, Baker combines a biographical approach with close (re)readings of his work to create a fresh perspective on his life and art. The book offers students, academics and readers a rich depiction of Harold Pinter, the man and the writer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826499714
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/08/2008
Series: Writers Lives
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

William Baker is Trustee Professor, Distinguished Research Professor, Department of English and University Libraries, at Northern Illinois University, USA. He is the author/editor of numerous books and his co-authored Harold Pinter: A Bibliographical History and his The Letters of Wilkie Collins were honoured by Choice as the year's most outstanding books (2006 and 2000).

Table of Contents

Introduction and Acknowledgements1. Growing Up2. Ireland, Precarious Existence and Marriage3. Early Plays4. Success5. Turbaning Points6. The 1970s and 1980s7. The 1990s and Beyond: Political Engagement8. Conclusion: Cancer, The Nobel Prize, Mutations of Mortality, PoetryBibliographyIndex

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