25 December 2008

Harold Pinter (1930-2008)

Harold Pinter ~ Commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, 1992.
Painting © Justin Mortimer.

Playwright Harold Pinter has died. You can find the initial notices from The Guardian here and here and from The New York Times here. Pinter won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005 - on that occasion, the selection committee noted that Pinter "in his plays uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression's closed rooms." As I've noted here before, Pinter was an outspoken critic of U.S. mis-adventures around the world.

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Blogger mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

And what a gorgeous portrait!

Love --

04 January, 2009 01:47  

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