In The Homecoming - an intense expression of compressed violence that inspired fourty years of critical debate - Harold Pinter explores family relationships, marriage and role-reversals with clarity, humour and wit.
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 Légion d'honneur. He died in December 2008.
To some people the story may be odd, some may feel good about it. Anyway, it's interesting to read it and make your own decision.Published 3 months ago by Harry
came on time and was in surprising really good condition (minus the little highlighting and annotations, but i knew that would be there). Read morePublished 19 months ago by shamima islam
This is perhaps the worst play I have ever read and seen. When I saw the film adaptation that Pinter had been involved in, it offended me so much that even though the play was on... Read morePublished on 10 May 2013 by Kindle Customer
a must read for anyone who wants an insight into the absurdity of life in 1960s britain.
a bit heavy going at time, not for the prudish.
Harold Pinter's masterpiece, 'The Homecoming', is a triumph of intertextuality that resonates deeply with every single instinct and emotion that fuels my fervor for reading. Read morePublished on 22 May 2009 by Mrs Jane Simons