About The Book
An essential collection for any admirer of Harold Pinter, this brand-new, updated edition of his own selection of his poems and prose includes three never-before-published pieces, the most recent of which he wrote in January 1995. Included are love poems, political diatribes, short stories, character portraits. Some are intimately connected with plays; others are intriguingly allusive, and all of them share Pinter’s lean, taut, and sometime jarringly original use of language.
Katherine Burkman has said that “like Shakespeare, Pinter is a poet,” and in this single volume we see that Harold Pinter is not only, as Irving Wardle has written in the London Times, “our best living playwright” but one of the most accomplished writers in the English language today.
“Pinter’s little mysteries tease us into comprehension. They make us uncertain, and yet uncertainty is precisely what they are vaguely about. . . . He is nothing more than honest magic—a come-as-you-are party of the heart.” —The New York Times
Winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Literature