"'The strong point of the books in this series is the distinctive voices of the writers, their attitudes and how these are reflected in their plays. Smart chronologies and brief annotated bibliographies give the books a student - friendly feel, and all four are readable and jargon free.' Aleks Sierz, Times Higher Education Supplement"
About Pinter: The Playwright and the Work by Mark Batty provides an authoritative critical analysis of the plays and life of Nobel Prize-winner Harold Pinter.
From the Author
I'm delighted that Harold Pinter has been awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize for Literature. He is very deserving of it indeed. My book, I hope, goes some way to clarifying why his reputation is of such mettle. In it, I attempt to summarise his artistic objectives and achievements, and provide a compilation from over 30 interviews with him and with numerous of his collaborators (including many new ones I conducted) which collectively illustrate his lifetime's work and, I hope, underpin why he is such a significant author. Readers looking for further material on Pinter could do worse than also check out other recent publications on Pinter such as Ian Smith's book, the Cambridge Companion to Pinter, Steven Gale's writings on his film work and, if I may, my previous book on the subject.
About the Author
Mark Batty is a lecturer in Theatre Studies at the Workshop Theatre, University of Leeds, and researches Twentieth Century drama, translation for the stage and the history of the stage director. He is the author of Writers and their Work: Harold Pinter (Northcote House, 2001) and has published articles on the work of Pinter and Beckett.