“The Dignity of Man”: Pinter, Politics, and the Nobel Speech


  • Andrew Goodspeed South East European University in Tetovo




Harold Pinter, Nobel Prize, politics, G.W. Bush, Tony Blair


The paper is an examination of Harold Pinter’s Nobel Prize lecture ‘Art, Truth & Politics’ from the political aspect. It argues that Pinter’s speech was widely misreported at the time as being most significant for its political attacks on President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair. The paper suggests instead that the lecture given by Pinter is better understood as a message congruent with his long-standing political statements; that it was not an inappropriate eruption of politics into a literary speech; and that these political positions are also relatable to the dramatic work by which he is distinguished.


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1. 06. 2012

How to Cite

Goodspeed, A. (2012). “The Dignity of Man”: Pinter, Politics, and the Nobel Speech. ELOPE: English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries, 9(1), 51-61. https://doi.org/10.4312/elope.9.1.51-61