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The Pinter ethic : the erotic aesthetic

Author: Penelope Prentice
Publisher: New York : Garland, 2000.
Series: Garland reference library of the humanities, v. 2237.; Garland reference library of the humanities., Studies in modern drama ;, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The only comprehensive guide to the plays of one of the world's greatest yet most puzzling contemporary dramatists.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Harold Pinter; Harold Pinter; Harold Pinter; Harold Pinter
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Penelope Prentice
ISBN: 0815339097 9780815339090 0815338864 9780815338864
OCLC Number: 45245639
Notes: Originally published: 1994.
Description: cxvi, 452 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Pinter Ethic: Overview --
Harold Pinter: Biography --
Introduction: Pinter's Achievement --
Form and Innovation --
The Dumb Waiter: Toward A Definition of the Pinter Ethic --
Paradigmatic Dramatization of Conflict --
The Birthday Party: Choice, Action and Responsibility --
The Pinter Ethic Defined --
The Room and The Revue Sketches: The Ethic in the Early Work --
Dominance and Destruction --
A Slight Ache as Fulcrum: Leveling Dominant and Subservient Roles --
The Triumph of Vitality And Truth --
A Night Out: Vitality Vitiated --
The Hothouse: Madness and Violence --
The Caretaker: Dominance and Subservience Equated --
The Human Connection --
Night School: Possible Justice Without Love --
The Dwarfs: Dominance as Betrayal --
The Servant: Paradigmatic Powerplays --
The Collection and The Lover: Identity Gained by Deliberate Pretense --
The Pumpkin Eater: Married Love and Justice --
The Homecoming: Dominance, Choice and the Ethic Revised --
The Quiller Memorandum: Torture without Threat.
Series Title: Garland reference library of the humanities, v. 2237.; Garland reference library of the humanities., Studies in modern drama ;, v. 3.
Responsibility: Penelope Prentice.
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