Various Voices: Sixty Years of Prose, Poetry, Politics, 1948-2008

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Faber & Faber, 2009 - English poetry - 304 pages
Revised and updated to include Harold Pinter's most recent political writing, prose and poetry.
Praise for the 1948-1998 edition of Various Voices:
'Various Voices, the first collection of Pinter's prose and poems to span his whole career, is a wonderful book that not only emphasises the versatility of his genius but also gives a portrait of the compassionate individual behind the myth of the difficult author.' Times Educational Supplement'
Obligatory reading for anyone who values and enjoys original and intelligent writing.' Sunday Telegraph
'His concern for language and his moral force coalesce and give some of his political writing a rare power . . . It is a journey of heart, mind and spirit.' Financial Times

'Various Voices is an engrossing collection of prose and verse and should be obligatory reading for anyone who values and enjoys original and intelligent writing . . . the directly political pieces are written with the clarity and anger of a latter-day Swift.' Sunday Telegraph
'A taut polemic of which Orwell would have been proud.' Observer
'His spare, honed prose, prose fiction and poetry are beautiful.' Mail on Sunday

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Various voices: prose, poetry, politics

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Well known for his spare, iconoclastic plays, such as The Dumbwaiter, The Homecoming, and Betrayal, Pinter holds forth on his life in the theater, cricket, international politics, and love with rare ... Read full review

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I've never liked Pinter, mostly because I've never liked his misogynistic plays and the man is oh-so-very dry and full of himself. But he does know literature of course and has more than a few things ... Read full review



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Harold Pinter was born in London in 1930. He lived with Antonia Fraser from 1975 and they married in 1980. In 1995 he won the David Cohen British Literature Prize, awarded for a lifetime's achievement in literature. In 1996 he was given the Laurence Olivier Award for a lifetime's achievement in theatre. In 2002 he was made a Companion of Honour for services to literature. In 2005 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and, in the same year, the Wilfred Owen Award for Poetry and the Franz Kafka Award (Prague). In 2006 he was awarded the Europe Theatre Prize and, in 2007, the highest French honour, the L gion d'honneur. He died in December 2008.

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