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October 10, 2012

Pinter, Home and Abroad

Filed under: Today in Literature — Tags: , , — Bookblurb @ 6:12 pm

Harold Pinter        (1930 – 2008)

On this day in 1930 Harold Pinter was born. The famous Pinter pause may have been learned as an only child in Hackney: at the age of eight or nine Pinter and a group of imaginary friends would gather in his back garden, where they “talked aloud and held conversations beyond the lilac tree.” He also says he was deeply affected by being a child-evacuee during WWII: “‘There was no fixed sense of being … of being … at all.'”

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