About The Book
Along with Samuel Beckett and Eugéne Ionesco, Harold Pinter holds an undisputed place in the front ranks of contemporary dramatists. In volume two of his collected works, the plays and revue sketches mark a period of transition, as Pinter’s characters and settings become more recognizably realistic, in contrast to the absurdist atmosphere of his earlier work. The Caretaker, which first brought him fame on both sides of the Atlantic, was called “a play of strangely compelling beauty and passion” by Howard Taubman of The New York Times. An essay by Pinter, “Writing for Myself,” introduces this collection.
Trouble in the Works
The Black and White
Last to Go
“Writing for Myself”
“The most fascinating, enigmatic, and accomplished dramatist in the English language.” —Jack Kroll, Newsweek
Winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Literature