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Harold Pinter (1930–2008)

Autor(a) de The Homecoming

237+ Works 8,329 Membros 73 Críticas 26 Favorited

About the Author

English playwright, poet, and political activist Harold Pinter was born on October 10, 1930, in London's East End. From childhood he was interested in literature and acting. He studied at both the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Central School of Speech and Drama. Pinter was a Nobel mostrar mais Prize-winning English playwright and screenwriter. One of the most influential modern British dramatists, his writing career spanned more than 50 years. His best-known plays include The Birthday Party (1957), The Homecoming (1964), and Betrayal (1978), each of which he adapted to film. Pinter published his first poems in 1950. He worked as a bit-part actor in a BBC Radio program and also toured with a Shakespearean troupe. Pinter has written over 30 plays, achieving great success internationally. He has also directed several of his dramas. Pinter was married to actress Vivien Merchant from 1956 to 1980, before wedding biographer Lady Antonia Fraser. From his first marriage he has a son who is a writer and musician. Pinter has won numerous prestigious literary prizes in poetry and theatre. He was awarded the Hermann Kesten Medallion for outstanding commitment on behalf of persecuted and imprisoned writers. He has been granted honorary degrees at universities in England, Scotland, the United States, Bulgaria, Ireland, Italy, and Greece. In 2005, Pinter received the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died from cancer on December 24, 2008 at the age of 78. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras por Harold Pinter

The Homecoming (1965) 1,018 exemplares
Betrayal (1978) 577 exemplares
The Caretaker (1960) 516 exemplares
Complete Works, Vol. 1 (1976) 513 exemplares
The Birthday Party (1957) 497 exemplares
The Birthday Party & The Room (1960) 452 exemplares
The Caretaker and The Dumb Waiter (1961) 446 exemplares
Complete Works, Vol. 2 (1977) 314 exemplares
Complete Works, Vol. 3 (1978) 297 exemplares
Old Times (1971) 257 exemplares
Complete Works, Vol. 4 (1981) 246 exemplares
No Man's Land (1975) 208 exemplares
The Dwarfs (1990) 193 exemplares
The French Lieutenant's Woman [1981 film] (1981) — Screenwriter — 126 exemplares
The Hothouse (1980) 102 exemplares
100 Poems by 100 Poets: An Anthology (1986) — Editor — 96 exemplares
Moonlight (1993) 82 exemplares
Ashes to Ashes (1996) 80 exemplares
Landscape and Silence (1735) 73 exemplares
The Dumb Waiter (1960) 70 exemplares
Various Voices (1999) 62 exemplares
Death etc. (1978) 56 exemplares
Mountain Language (1988) 54 exemplares
Five Screenplays. (1971) — Autor — 52 exemplares
One for the Road (1984) 51 exemplares
The Room and The Dumb Waiter (1960) 50 exemplares
99 Poems in Translation: An Anthology (1994) — Editor — 50 exemplares
Celebration and The Room (2000) — Autor — 45 exemplares
Sleuth [2007 film] (2008) — Screenwriter — 43 exemplares
The Collection and The Lover (1963) — Autor — 40 exemplares
The Handmaid's Tale [1990 film] (1990) — screenplay — 37 exemplares
The Lover (1965) 37 exemplares
Collected Poems and Prose (1986) 36 exemplares
The Servant [1963 film] (1963) — Screenwriter — 33 exemplares
The Go-Between [1971 film] (1971) — Screenwriter — 31 exemplares
A Slight Ache and other plays (1961) 30 exemplares
The Room (1966) 25 exemplares
The Collection (Modern Plays) (1971) 25 exemplares
Poems and Prose, 1949-1977 (1978) 25 exemplares
A Slight Ache (Modern Plays) (1961) 22 exemplares
The Quiller Memorandum [1966 film] (1966) — Writer — 21 exemplares
Party Time (1622) 20 exemplares
Twelve Times Pinter (2005) 18 exemplares
The Comfort of Strangers [1990 film] (2003) — Writer — 16 exemplares
Accident [1967 film] (1967) — Screenwriter — 15 exemplares
The Last Tycoon [1976 film] (2003) — Screenwriter — 15 exemplares
Night Out: Play (Acting Edition) (2015) 14 exemplares
Other places: Four plays (1984) 12 exemplares
Moonlight: And Other Pieces (2000) — Autor — 12 exemplares
The Caretaker and Other Pieces (2005) 11 exemplares
The Short Plays of Harold Pinter (2018) 10 exemplares
War (2003) 10 exemplares
Poems (1968) 10 exemplares
The Trial (1993) 10 exemplares
Butley [1974 film] (2013) — Director — 9 exemplares
Family Voices (1981) 8 exemplares
The Trial [1993 film] — Writer — 8 exemplares
Nine Times Pinter (2005) 7 exemplares
Le retour (1965) 7 exemplares
Tea Party and The Basement. (1969) 7 exemplares
Celebration (2002) 6 exemplares
Monologue (1973) 6 exemplares
Landscape 6 exemplares
Press Conference (2002) 5 exemplares
Silence 5 exemplares
Esquetxos i altres peces (2001) 4 exemplares
La collection - l'amant - le gardien (1967) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Night School (1967) 4 exemplares
Harold Pinter (2005) 4 exemplares
Tea Party (1969) 4 exemplares
Drámák (2005) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Ashes to ashes and other plays (2009) — Autor — 3 exemplares
Plays 3 exemplares
Langrishe, Go Down [1978 film] — Screenwriter — 3 exemplares
Plays: three 3 exemplares
Night 3 exemplares
One for the Road and Monologue (1985) 3 exemplares
The Basement 3 exemplares
The Dumb Waiter: Selected Plays — Autor — 2 exemplares
The Dreaming Child 2 exemplares
I know the place : poems (1979) 2 exemplares
The New World Order (1992) 2 exemplares
Tea Party And Other Plays (1967) 2 exemplares
The Black and White 2 exemplares
Frihetens språk (2009) 2 exemplares
Plays three (2014) 2 exemplares
Two Plays 2 exemplares
De bushalte 2 exemplares
Proust Senaryosu (2015) 1 exemplar
The Pres and an Officer (2018) 1 exemplar
Gitgel Dlap 1 exemplar
Kääbused : romaan (2009) 1 exemplar
The Last Tycoon 1 exemplar
GİTGEL DOLAP 1 exemplar
Quan torni a casa 1 exemplar
Harold Pinter's The Collection — Autor — 1 exemplar
Revue Sketches 1 exemplar
The Pumpkin Eater 1 exemplar
Victory 1 exemplar
Applicant 1 exemplar
Turtle Diary [1985 film] — Screenwriter — 1 exemplar
The Homecoming [1973 film] (2003) — Screenwriter — 1 exemplar
Reunion 1 exemplar
Zimanê çiya (1990) 1 exemplar
That's Your Trouble (2013) 1 exemplar
That's All 1 exemplar
Thuiskomst, De 1 exemplar
Stof zijt gij 1 exemplar
A Teia 1 exemplar
THE DWARFS 1 exemplar
Pinter Harold 1 exemplar
Dramen (1970) 1 exemplar
Prove d'autore (2002) 1 exemplar
Complete Works 1 exemplar
Mac (1979) 1 exemplar
Vier eenakters (1984) 1 exemplar
Interview 1 exemplar
Harold Pinter 1 exemplar
Dialogue for Three 1 exemplar
Trouble in the Works (2013) 1 exemplar
Last to Go 1 exemplar
Razni glasovi (2001) 1 exemplar
Special Offer 1 exemplar
Secme Oyunlar (2020) 1 exemplar
Langrishe, Go Down 1 exemplar
workerbee 1 exemplar
La collezione. Paesaggio (1999) 1 exemplar
1 (2003) 1 exemplar
Dværgene (1991) 1 exemplar
GJASHTE DRAMA 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 4th Edition, Volume 2 (1979) — Contribuidor — 250 exemplares
Granta 77: What We Think of America (2002) — Contribuidor — 217 exemplares
Nine Plays of the Modern Theater (1981) — Contribuidor — 183 exemplares
Masterpieces of the Drama (1966) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
Granta 37: The Family (1991) — Contribuidor — 155 exemplares
Mansfield Park [1999 film] (2000) — Actor — 153 exemplares
Writers at Work 03 (1967) — Interviewee — 144 exemplares
Granta 59: France the Outsider (1997) — Contribuidor — 144 exemplares
Seven Plays of the Modern Theatre (1962) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
Granta 51: Big Men (1995) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
Telling Tales and Other New One-Act Plays (1993) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
The Crafty Art of Playmaking (2002) 108 exemplares
The Tailor of Panama [2001 film] (2001) — Actor — 83 exemplares
Nobel Lectures: From the Literature Laureates, 1986 to 2006 (2006) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
The Stately Homo: A Celebration of the Life of Quentin Crisp (2000) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Moving Parts: Monologues from Contemporary Plays (1992) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Not One More Death (1741) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Modern and Contemporary Drama (1958) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Rogue Male [1976 TV Movie] (1976) — Actor — 23 exemplares
Contemporary one-act plays (1976) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
New English Dramatists 3 (1961) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Beckett at 60: a festschrift (1967) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Laurence Olivier Presents [TV series] (2006) — original play — 4 exemplares
Five Modern Plays — Autor — 1 exemplar

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This is an unusual work - a one act play by Harold Pinter. The topic has been covered in books and movies, such as Awakenings starring Robin Williams based on the book by Oliver Sacks. It is disjointed, unclear, and rambles as a middle-aged woman who has been in a coma since she was sixteen is brought back by administration of L-Dopa. The style seems to channeling Samuel Beckett, but no one can write Samuel Beckett as well as Samuel Beckett, and I would have tagged Harold Pinter as one of the least likely to write Samuel Beckett well. I was only partially write. The play works in small ways, but would probably leave an audience behind without the introductory material in the preface.… (mais)
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Devil_llama | Nov 9, 2023 |
Troubling. Not a sympathetic character in the lot.
 
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rebwaring | 4 outras críticas | Aug 14, 2023 |
I'm not a big reader of plays, but I'd like to change that. This collection was bought for me with the intent of me reading a particular Harold Pinter play that, as it happens, isn't contained in the collection. Ah well. I've been dipping in and out for a few years and I've loved most of what I've read. Absurdism in many forms has often turned me off, but for whatever reason, Pinter's brand of social eccentricity works for me. Sometimes the plays here seem impenetrable, but most remain compelling regardless, and nearly all of them are entertaining. I typically prefer his early social satires to some of the more abstract, non-linear experiments that he favoured in his later years, but I think that lies more with my capacity for unravelling the themes than anything to do with Pinter.

Anywho, I'm sure I'll come back to some of these and I will almost certainly need to check out some adaptations. Recommendations welcome.
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TheScribblingMan | Jul 29, 2023 |

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Liz Smith Actor
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Franz Kafka Original book
Simon Gray Author
Aidan Higgins Original book
Russell Hoban Original story
S.J. Popma Editor
Walter Kous Translator
Milan Lukeš Translator
Laura Del Bono Translator
Carl-Olof Lång Translator
Guido Davico Bonino Introduction
John Ritter Foreword
Joel Sang TÕlkija.
Elio Nissim Translator
Broes Hartman Translator
C. Schulten Translator
Karel Beunis Cover designer
Gerard Reve Translator

Estatísticas

Obras
237
Also by
29
Membros
8,329
Popularidade
#2,898
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
73
ISBN
440
Línguas
21
Marcado como favorito
26

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