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Harold Pinter (1930–2008)

Author of The Homecoming

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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 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)
— biography from The Homecoming
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The Homecoming 923 copies, 4 reviews
Betrayal 494 copies, 6 reviews
The Caretaker 476 copies, 2 reviews
Complete Works, Vol. 1 468 copies, 2 reviews
The Birthday Party 443 copies, 1 review
The Birthday Party & The Room 410 copies, 2 reviews
The Caretaker and The Dumb Waiter 409 copies, 2 reviews
Complete Works, Vol. 2 282 copies, 2 reviews
Complete Works, Vol. 3 261 copies, 2 reviews
Complete Works, Vol. 4 227 copies, 2 reviews
Old Times 220 copies, 6 reviews
No Man's Land 184 copies, 5 reviews
The Dwarfs 174 copies, 1 review
The French Lieutenant's Woman [1981 film] (Screenwriter) 111 copies, 3 reviews
100 Poems by 100 Poets: An Anthology (Editor) 93 copies, 2 reviews
The Hothouse 87 copies, 1 review
Ashes to Ashes 76 copies
Moonlight 66 copies
The Dumb Waiter 62 copies, 2 reviews
Various Voices 54 copies
Death etc. 52 copies
Five Screenplays. (Author) 47 copies
99 Poems in Translation: An Anthology (Editor) 46 copies, 2 reviews
The Room and The Dumb Waiter 44 copies, 1 review
Sleuth [2007 film] (Screenwriter) 39 copies, 1 review
The Collection and The Lover (Author) 34 copies, 1 review
The Lover 33 copies
The Handmaid's Tale [1990 film] (screenplay) 30 copies
The Go-Between [1971 film] (Screenwriter) 22 copies, 2 reviews
The Servant [1963 film] (Screenwriter) 21 copies, 1 review
The Room 20 copies
The Quiller Memorandum [1966 film] (Writer) 20 copies, 1 review
Party Time 16 copies, 1 review
The Comfort of Strangers [1990 film] (Writer) 15 copies, 1 review
The Last Tycoon [1976 film] (Screenwriter) 14 copies, 1 review
Moonlight: And Other Pieces (Author) 12 copies
Accident [1967 film] (Screenwriter) 11 copies, 2 reviews
The Caretaker and Other Pieces 11 copies, 1 review
War 10 copies
The Trial 9 copies
Family Voices 8 copies
Butley [1974 film] (Director) 8 copies
Poems 8 copies
Celebration 6 copies
Monologue 6 copies
Os anoes 4 copies
Harold Pinter 4 copies
Night School 4 copies
The Trial [1993 film] (Writer) 4 copies
Landscape 4 copies
Tea Party 4 copies
Le retour 4 copies
Drámák (Author) 4 copies
Esquetxos i altres peces 3 copies, 1 review
Night 3 copies
Silence 3 copies
The Basement 3 copies
Two Plays 2 copies
De bushalte 2 copies
Langrishe, Go Down [1978 film] (Screenwriter) 2 copies
Last to Go 1 copy
Plays 1 copy
Victory 1 copy
Turtle Diary [1985 film] (Screenwriter) 1 copy
Interview 1 copy
Applicant 1 copy
Reunion 1 copy
That's All 1 copy
Mac 1 copy
Dramen 1 copy
workerbee 1 copy
A Teia 1 copy
Dværgene 1 copy
1 1 copy
Granta 77: What We Think of America (Contributor) 205 copies
Masterpieces of the Drama (Contributor) 166 copies, 2 reviews
Nine Plays of the Modern Theater (Contributor) 166 copies, 1 review
Granta 37: The Family (Contributor) 142 copies, 2 reviews
Writers at Work 03 (Interviewee) 137 copies
Granta 59: France the Outsider (Contributor) 134 copies, 1 review
Mansfield Park [1999 film] 118 copies, 2 reviews
Seven Plays of the Modern Theatre (Contributor) 116 copies
Granta 51: Big Men (Contributor) 109 copies, 1 review
The Crafty Art of Playmaking 98 copies, 2 reviews
Telling Tales and Other New One-Act Plays (Contributor) 97 copies, 2 reviews
The Tailor of Panama [2001 film] (Actor) 69 copies, 2 reviews
Not One More Death (Contributor) 49 copies
The edge of the chair; [anthology] (Contributor) 41 copies, 1 review
Modern and Contemporary Drama (Contributor) 41 copies, 1 review
Rogue Male [1976 TV Movie] (Actor) 20 copies, 1 review
Contemporary one-act plays (Contributor) 15 copies
New English Dramatists 3 (Contributor) 13 copies
Beckett at 60: a festschrift (Contributor) 7 copies
Laurence Olivier Presents [TV series] (original play) 4 copies, 1 review
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