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Harold Pinter Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 43 pages of information about the life of Harold Pinter.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Harold Pinter

[This entry was updated by Stephen Grecco (Pennsylvania State University) from his entry in the Concise Dictionary of British Literary Biography, volume 8, pp. 315-336.]

Harold Pinter, Britain's most significant playwright since Bernard Shaw, was born in Hackney, a small working-class section just beyond the borders of the East End ofLondon. He grew up in a modest brick house on Thistlewaite Road, near Clapton Pond, in an area that had "some big, rundown Victorian houses, and soap factories with a terrible smell, and a lot of railway yards. And shops." His immediate forebears were Sephardic Jews from Portugal, who first settled in Hungary before coming to England around the turn of the century. Pinter believes his surname is the Anglicized version of the Spanish or Portuguese Pinto, da Pinto, or da Pinta. His first nom de plume was Harold Pinta, which he used on his first publications, two of...

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