Harold Pinter

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(author, playwright, director, activist, poet)
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Born10 October 1930
Hackney, London, England
Died24 December 2008 (Age 78)
London, England, United Kingdom
Cause of death
Children • son with Merchant
• six stepchildren with Fraser

Harold Pinter, CH, CBE was an English playwright, screenwriter, actor, director, political activist and poet. He was among the most influential British playwrights of modern times. In 2005 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was dying of cancer and gravely ill at the time of the Nobel Prize Ceremony and could not attend. However, he delivered his lecture via video link and it is a recommended tour-de-force on the evils of US Foreign Policy through the latter part of the 20th Century to the invasion of Iraq.

Pinter's insights into the world of Deep Politics were astute.


Documents by Harold Pinter

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:Harold Pinter - 2005 Nobel Prize lecturespeech7 December 2005US/Efforts to Suppress Democracy since 1945
US/Sponsored Regime-change efforts since 1945
US/Bombing campaigns since 1945
US/Assassinations since 1945
US Foreign Policy since 1945
Harold Pinter's Nobel Prize acceptance speech made by video-link to the ceremony in Norway because of his illness. He was in the terminal stages of cancer. The speech is inspirational in its scathing rejection of Western (especially US) foreign policy objectives and methods.
File:Harold Pinter Nobel Prize address 2005.pdfspeech2005US/Foreign policy/Since 1945A lecture by the late on the occasion of his award of the 2005 Prize for literature. It is notable especially for its scathing indictment of the post-WWII foreign policy of the USA and its incessant interference involving both covert and overt military actions all over the world. Pinter's insights into the world of Deep Politics was acute.