Harold Pinter Dies

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Several news agencies are reporting that playwright Harold Pinter died yesterday after a long battle with throat cancer. He was 78.

New York Times — Harold Pinter, Nobel-Winning Playwright, Dies at 78

Associated Press — Nobel-winning playwright Harold Pinter dies at 78

The Telegraph (UK) — Harold Pinter: the most original, stylish and enigmatic writer in …

In the US, Pinter is published by Grove.

The NYT lists as his “master works” The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, The Homecoming and Betrayal. They are available in the following editions:

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The Birthday Party and The Room

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Grove Press; Revised edition (January 20, 1994)
  • ISBN-10: 0802151140
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802151148

 

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The Caretaker and The Dumb Waiter

  • Paperback: $13; 128 pages
  • Publisher: Grove Press (January 18, 1994)
  • ISBN-10: 080215087X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802150875

The Caretaker was also made into a movie, starring Alan Bates, Donald Pleasance, Robert Shaw and Pinter himself. The DVD does not seem to be available.

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The Homecoming

  • Paperback: $13; 96 pages
  • Publisher: Grove Press (January 11, 1994)
  • ISBN-10: 0802151051
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802151056

The Homecoming was also made into a movie (1973), available on DVD:

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  • Actors: Jonathan Sachar, Paul Rogers, Ian Holm, Cyril Cusack, Terence Rigby
  • Director: Peter Hall
  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Number of discs: 1; $29.95
  • Rating: 
  • Studio: Kino Video
  • DVD Release Date: July 22, 2003
  • ASIN: B00009MEJF

 

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Betrayal

  • Paperback: $13; 144 pages
  • Publisher: Grove Press (January 7, 1994)
  • ISBN-10: 0802130801
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802130808

 

Grove has also released his complete works in four volumes:

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Complete Works, Volume I, 1954 to 1960

The Birthday Party, the Room, the dumb Waiter, A Slight Ache, A Night Out

Plus, two short stories; The Black and White, The Examination

  • Paperback: $13.50; 296 pages
  • Publisher: Grove Press (January 18, 1994)
  • ISBN-10: 0802150969
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802150967

 

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Complete Works, Volume  II, 1959 to 1963

The Caretaker, the Dwarfs, the Collection, the Lover, Night School, Revue Sketches

  • Paperback: $13.50; 248 pages
  • Publisher: Grove Press (January 21, 1994)
  • ISBN-10: 0802132375
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802132376

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Complete Works, Volume III, 1963 to 1969

The Homecoming, Tea Party, The Basement, Landscape, Silence

Revue Sketches: Night, That’s Your Trouble, That’s All, Applicant, Interview, Dialogue for Three

Short Story: Tea Party

  • Paperback: $14; 248 pages
  • Publisher: Grove Press (January 13, 1994)
  • ISBN-10: 0802150497
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802150493

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Complete Works, Volume IV, 1971 to 1981

Old Times, No Man’s Land, Betrayal, Monologue, Family Voices

  • Paperback: $13.50; 384 pages
  • Publisher: Grove Press (January 13, 1994)
  • ISBN-10: 0802150500
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802150509

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