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Critical Essay by Ronald Knowles

SOURCE: Knowles, Ronald. “A Kind of Alaska: Pinter and Pygmalion.” Classical and Modern Literature 16, no. 3 (spring 1996): 231-40.

In the following essay, Knowles discusses references to the ancient myth of Pygmalion in A Kind of Alaska, as well as several of Pinter's other plays. Knowles asserts that Pinter's references to Pygmalion function as an allegory for the creative process.

The printed text of A Kind of Alaska1 is preceded by a note indicating the source for the play. Dr. Oliver Sacks's book Awakenings, published in 1973. Awakenings records case histories of sufferers of sleeping sickness, encephalitis lethargica, who were treated with the drug L-DOPA which brought them back to life after decades in a trance-like limbo. Pinter took some details from the case of “Rose R.”2

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