On studying the works and criticism of Harold Pinter today I came across a particularly interesting point made Austin E. Quigley on Pinter’s works. It relates, in my opinion, so closely to life itself I find I suddenly see Pinter’s work as even more relevant to us than ever before. He states, in reference to the vital sources of tension in Pinter’s work:

“…the tension between the desire to be left alone and the desire to know more about what one wants to be left alone by.”

It may sound quite sad, depressive even but to many people, including myself, that tension is a certain force.


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