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Harold Pinter

Data de nascimento: 10. Outubro 1930
Data de falecimento: 24. Dezembro 2008

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Harold Pinter CH, CBE foi um ator, diretor, poeta, roteirista, e certamente um dos grandes dramaturgos do século XX, além de destacado e incômodo ativista político britânico.

Foi um dos grandes representantes do teatro do absurdo junto com Samuel Beckett e Eugène Ionesco. Recebeu o Nobel de Literatura de 2005 e o prêmio Companion of Honour da Rainha da Inglaterra pelos serviços prestados à literatura.

Citações Harold Pinter

„One way of looking at speech is to say that it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness.“

— Harold Pinter, Various Voices: Prose, Poetry, Politics
Context: The speech we hear is an indication of that which we don't hear. It is a necessary avoidance, a violent, sly, and anguished or mocking smoke screen which keeps the other in its true place. When true silence falls we are left with echo but are nearer nakedness. One way of looking at speech is to say that it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness. (14)

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„The atrocity in New York was predictable and inevitable. It was an act of retaliation against constant and systematic manifestations of state terrorism on the part of the United States over many years, in all parts of the world.
I believe that it will do this not only to take control of Iraqi oil, but also because the American administration is now a blood-thirsty wild animal.“

— Harold Pinter
Referring to the 9/11 attacks, in [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2002/12/11/do1101.xml&sSheet=/opinion/2002/12/11/ixopinion.html "The American administration is a bloodthirsty wild animal"], The Telegraph (12 November 2002), published version of speech made upon accepting an honorary doctorate from University of Turin in 2002.

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