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Revolution, Evolution and Endurance in Anglophone Literature and Culture

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Edited By Małgorzata Martynuska and Elżbieta Rokosz-Piejko

The essays collected in this book examine different aspects of change in literature and culture of the Anglophone world. The contributors analyse literary theory as well as individual literary works ranging from John Dryden’s poetry, through the 18th-century English novel, to the 20th-century drama and prose. The contributions also focus on visual arts and film, the socio-political context, and concern various aspects of British and American history, culture and economy.

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Harold Pinter’s (Anti-)Revolutionary Approach to Political Drama. Some Reflections on Pinter’s Grim Political Sketches (Paulina Mirowska)

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Paulina Mirowska

Harold Pinter’s (Anti-)Revolutionary Approach to Political Drama. Some Reflections on Pinter’s Grim Political Sketches

Abstract: The article addresses the expression of Pinter’s political and language concerns embodied in his overtly political works written for the stage of the 1980s and later on, his provocative dramatic sketches in particular, since they combine the narrow scope of presentation with the grim realities of worldwide political violence.

In a speech he gave in 1995 at the University of Sofia in Bulgaria, Harold Pinter pointed to a vital intersection between his dramatic writings and his political preoccupations:

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