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“A fascinating work . . . possessing extraordinary power. Masterful.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Brilliant, cranky, and eccentric, and the narrative passages are some of the most thrilling ever written.” —Library Journal

“Some of the authors most enduring themes—notably, sexual jealousy and betrayal—are present. . . . The narration shows traces of writers as various as Joyce and Beckett, e.e. cummings and J.P. Donleavy.” —The Washington Post

“The Abbott and Costello meet Samuel Beckett dialogue . . . makes you laugh out loud.” —The Village Voice

Synopsis:

Originally written in 1950, then revised and first published in 1992, The Dwarfs is Harold Pinter's only novel. Set in postwar Britain, The Dwarfs describes the intertwined lives and concerns of four young Londoners: Len, working at the Euston train station but fascinated by abstract mathematics; Mark, a sometime actor; and Virginia and Pete, a young couple trying to define their relationship amid the powerful, sometimes destructive forces at work among the four. In the evolution of this quadrilateral friendship and the strains it creates, Harold Pinter explores how ordinary lives are molded by the limitations and boundaries of sexuality, intimacy, and mortality. It is a world populated by dwarfs — young people who have departed, only to leave emptiness.

Funny, vivid, and haunting, The Dwarfs is a brilliantly intriguing and chillingly perceptive novel by a writer whose imagination has shaped our lives.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802132666
Author:
Pinter, Harold
Publisher:
Grove Press
Author:
Pinter
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
British and irish drama (dramatic works by on
Subject:
British & Irish
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Pinter, Harold
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 8 oz

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Originally written in 1950, then revised and first published in 1992, The Dwarfs is Harold Pinter's only novel. Set in postwar Britain, The Dwarfs describes the intertwined lives and concerns of four young Londoners: Len, working at the Euston train station but fascinated by abstract mathematics; Mark, a sometime actor; and Virginia and Pete, a young couple trying to define their relationship amid the powerful, sometimes destructive forces at work among the four. In the evolution of this quadrilateral friendship and the strains it creates, Harold Pinter explores how ordinary lives are molded by the limitations and boundaries of sexuality, intimacy, and mortality. It is a world populated by dwarfs — young people who have departed, only to leave emptiness.

Funny, vivid, and haunting, The Dwarfs is a brilliantly intriguing and chillingly perceptive novel by a writer whose imagination has shaped our lives.

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