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Thursday, October 13, 2005

more Pinter coverage

Here's the Guardian's newsflash (thanks to "Professor MH"), a much more thorough--and accurate!--account of HP's career. According to the AP, Pinter wrote only 3 plays, and two of them one-acts! Also note the difference in these two phrasings:

AP: "Pinter is the first Briton to win the literature award since V.S. Naipaul won it in 2001."

Guardian: "Pinter's victory means that the prize has been given to a British writer for the second time in under five years; it was awarded to VS Naipaul in 2001. European writers have won the prize in nine out of the last 10 years so it was widely assumed that this year's award would go to a writer from a different continent."

I report, you decide.

Also, the NY Times has now posted its own reporting. But there'll be plenty, more analytical and critical pieces to come, rest assured.

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