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Harold Pinter : the theatre of power

Author: Robert Gordon
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2012.
Series: Michigan modern dramatists.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The latest volume in the Michigan Modern Dramatists series offers an authoritative but accessible look at Harold Pinter, one of the greatest and most influential postwar British playwrights and author of classic works such as The Birthday Party and The Homecoming. Pinter was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005 for his remarkable body of work and plays that 'uncover the precipice under everyday prattle  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Harold Pinter; Harold Pinter; Harold Pinter
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Gordon
ISBN: 9780472071241 0472071246
OCLC Number: 768168509
Description: 216 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Understanding Pinter's drama --
Territorial imperatives: The room --
Questions of authority: The dumb waiter, The birthday party --
Questions of identity: The caretaker --
Family voices: The homecoming --
New conceptions of gender and memory: Landscape, Old times --
Ghost lives: No man's land --
"The art of taking away": Betrayal --
States of catatonia: Family voices, A kind of Alaska, Moonlight --
The new world order: One for the road, Mountain language, Party time --
A postmodern aesthetics of power: Ashes to ashes, Celebration.
Series Title: Michigan modern dramatists.
Responsibility: Robert Gordon.

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