Harold Pinter | Critical Essay by David Benedictus

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Harold Pinter.
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SOURCE: “Pinter's Errors,” in The Spectator, London, June 11, 1965, pp. 755, 758.

In the following review, Benedictus suggests that The Homecoming is a metaphorical representation of Pinter's relation to playwriting and to his audience.

Surely Mr. Harold Pinter is something more than a practical joker. His new play The Homecoming is surely something more than the squalid scenario which a synopsis suggests—unless the confusion over The Homecoming is not simply in the minds of his critics, but a confusion in his own mind as well? Surely not.

There is no confusion about the narrative. Teddy, who has been six years at an American university, where he has acquired a doctorate of philosophy, returns for a brief visit to his family in their sordid but spacious house in London. The family consists of Max, the irascible paterfamilias, Sam, the chauffeur uncle, and Teddy's...

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