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Harold Pinter and the twilight of modernism

Author: Varun Begley
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©2005.
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"Examining plays from 1958 to 1996, Varun Begley's Harold Pinter and the Twilight of Modernism argues that Pinter's work simultaneously embodies the modernist principle of negation and the more fluid aesthetics of the postmodern." "Pinter is arguably one of the most popular and perplexing of modern dramatists writing in English. His plays prefigured, then chronicled, the crumbling divide between modernism and its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Begley, Varun.
Harold Pinter and the twilight of modernism.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c2005
(DLC) 2006277231
(OCoLC)59338739
Named Person: Harold Pinter; Harold Pinter; Harold Pinter; Harold Pinter; Harold Pinter; Harold Pinter
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Varun Begley
ISBN: 9781442675629 1442675624
OCLC Number: 244766399
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 207 p.)
Contents: Introduction. A last modernist ; 'someone called Pinter' ; Resistance ; Negation, autonomy, commitment ; Politics ; Popular culture ; Immanent criticism ; Cultural studies ; Moonlight and modernity. --
The politics of negation. Reading The birthday party ; The aesthetics of resistance: The caretaker ; Anti-Oedipus: The homecoming. --
The modernist as populist. Reading The dumb waiter ; A slight ache and the question of radio ; Betrayal and mass culture. --
Towards the postmodern. The memory plays: Pinter among the radicals ; A poetics for thugs.
Responsibility: Varun Begley.
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Viewing his plays as a series of responses to fundamental aesthetic and political questions within modernism, Begley argues that, collectively, they narrate a prehistory of the postmodern.  Read more...

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