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Harold Pinter

War is a book of poems by Harold Pinter – Nobel Prize-winner and hugely acclaimed playwright – which testifies to the strength and lucidity of Pinter’s unwavering and unflinching views on war and its effects on humanity.

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Harold Pinter’s response to world events is always pure and simple: he writes with an economy that throws the stark light of truth onto any given subject. There is no fudge, no dallying, no compromise.

The eight poems and one speech published here testify to the strength and lucidity of his unwavering view on war and provide a declaration for humanity.


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…

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