The birthday party, and The room: two plays

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Grove Press, 1961 - Drama - 120 pages
In The Birthday Party, a musician who escapes to a dilapidated boarding house becomes the victim of a ritual murder in which everyone- assassins, victim, and observers- implacably plays out the role assigned him by fate.The Room, a derelict boarding house again becomes the scene of a visitation of fate when a blind Black man suddenly arrives to deliver a mysterious message.

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User Review  - thatotter - LibraryThing

I really disliked The Room. The Birthday Party was much better, but I think I don't really appreciate Pinter. Read full review

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User Review  - Antoinette - Goodreads

Disquieting, profoundly affecting, though better seen than read. Read full review

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Pinter won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2005.

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