The Pinter Ethic: The Erotic Aesthetic, by Prentice,Penelope
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- ISBN: 9780815339090 | 0815339097
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 8/9/2000
The only comprehensive guide to the plays of one of the world's greatest yet most puzzling contemporary dramatists,The Pinter Ethicpenetrates the mystery of Harold Pinter's work with compelling and authoritative insights that locate and disclose the primal power of his drama in his characters' powerplay for dominance. With remarkable clarity, Penelope Prentice's close reading of Pinter's work untangles the multiple ambiguities, complex conflicts and contradictory actions which continue to baffle, bewilder, and confound critics and audiences. She reveals that Pinter's plays reflect not a vision of postmodern hopelessness in a world threatening to self-destruct, but provoke unguessed choice and action that enlarge the concept of love and link it to justice. Offering a definitive analysis of Pinter's work--from his early poetry, fiction, interviews, essays and novelThe Dwarfsto his most recent playCelebration--Prentice demonstrates why Pinter's work can only be communicated throughdrama where attitude and intention may count for little, but where action is all.