Harold Pinter bibliography

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Bibliography for Harold Pinter is a list of selected published primary works, productions, secondary sources, and other resources related to English playwright Harold Pinter (1930–2008), the 2005 Nobel Laureate in Literature, who was also a screenwriter, actor, director, poet, author, and political activist. It lists works by and works about him, and it serves as the Bibliography ("Works cited") for the main article on Harold Pinter and for several articles relating to him and his works.

Bibliographical resources

  • Baker, William, and John C. Ross, comps. Harold Pinter: A Bibliographical History. London: The British Library and New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll P, 2005. ISBN 978-1-58456-156-9. Print. "Oak Knoll Press Bestsellers", "Spring – Summer 2007 Catalogue" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2008. (9.25 MB). Oak Knoll Press, 2007. (Page 37 of 40.)
  • "Biobibliographical Notes" and "Bibliography" for "Harold Pinter, Nobel Prize in Literature 2005." In "Bio-bibliography". By The Swedish Academy. The Nobel Prize in Literature 2005. nobelprize.org. The Swedish Academy and The Nobel Foundation, Oct. 2005. 9. (English HTML version.) [Additional PDF versions accessible in English, French, German, and Swedish via hyperlinks.]
  • Harold Pinter: An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (1960–1980). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, 1999.
  • "Links: Libraries and Academia" and "Publications": "Works By" and "Works About" Pinter. haroldpinter.org. Harold Pinter, 2000–[2009].
  • Merritt, Susan Hollis, comp. "Harold Pinter Bibliography". SusanHollisMerritt.org. Susan Hollis Merritt, 2009. (Webpage pertaining to the "Harold Pinter Bibliography" published in The Pinter Review. Tampa: U of Tampa P, 1987– .)
  • —. "Harold Pinter Bibliography: 2000–2002." The Pinter Review: Collected Essays 2003 and 2004. Ed. Francis Gillen and Steven H. Gale. Tampa: U of Tampa P, 2004. 242–300. Print.
  • —. "Harold Pinter Bibliography: 2002–2004 With a Special Supplement on the 2005 Nobel Prize in Literature, October 2005 – May 2006." The Pinter Review: Nobel Prize/Europe Theatre Prize Volume: 2005–2008. Ed. Francis Gillen with Steven H. Gale. Tampa: U of Tampa P, 2008. 261–343. Print.
  • The Pinter Review. Tampa: U of Tampa P, 1987– ). Ed. Francis Gillen and Steven H. Gale. HaroldPinter.org. Harold Pinter, 2000–[2008]. 3 January 2009. [Table of contents of past issues, retyped on index Webpage; occasional typographical variations.]
  • The Pinter Review: Nobel Prize/Europe Theatre Prize Volume: 2005–2008. Ed. Francis Gillen with Steven H. Gale. Tampa: U of Tampa P, 2008. ISBN 978-1-879852-19-8 (hardcover). ISBN 978-1-879852-20-4 (softcover). ISSN 0895-9706. Print.

The Harold Pinter Archive in the British Library

  • British Library (BL). "Harold Pinter Archive: Additional Manuscripts 88880: Full Description". Manuscripts Catalogue. BL, London, 2 February 2009. (See below.)
  • —. "Loan No. 110 A/1-74: Harold Pinter Archive". British Library Manuscripts (Loan) Catalogue. BL, London, 1994–2009. 3 January 2009. (Updated.) ["The manuscripts formerly held as Loan 110 A were purchased by the British Library with additional material in 2007 and are now part of the Harold Pinter Archive, which is numbered Add MS 88880." (See above.) The contents of this pre-acquisition online list of "Loan No. 110 A" has been incorporated in the BL's updated Manuscripts Catalogue after the BL acquired Pinter's Archive and catalogued it (a process completed in 2009). Although its earlier title listed "1-74" (boxes), it covered 80 boxes prior to the acquisition. The acquisition of over 150 boxes has been catalogued as part of its "Additional Collections": no. Add MS 88880; full descriptions provide references to the earlier box nos. incorporated in it.]
  • —. "Pinter Archive Saved for the Nation: British Library Acquires Extensive Collection of UK's Greatest Living Playwright." The British Library: The World's Knowledge. British Library, 11 December 2007. [British Library press release.]
  • Brown, Mark. "British Library's £1.1m Saves Pinter's Papers for Nation". Guardian.co.uk. Guardian Media Group, 12 December 2007.
  • Gale, Steven H., and Christopher Hudgins. "The Harold Pinter Archives II: A Description of the Filmscript Materials in the Archive in the British Library." The Pinter Review: Annual Essays 1995 and 1996. Ed. Francis Gillen and Steven H. Gale. Tampa: U of Tampa P, 1997. 101–142. Print. [Follows up article by Merritt listed below; does not include an updated version of Merritt's "Appendix"; focuses on manuscript materials relating to Pinter's screenplays.]
  • Howard, Jennifer. "British Library Acquires Pinter Papers". Chronicle of Higher Education, News Blog. The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inc., 12 December 2007.
  • Merritt, Susan Hollis. "The Harold Pinter Archive in the British Library." The Pinter Review: Annual Essays 1994. Ed. Francis Gillen and Steven H. Gale. Tampa: U of Tampa P, 1994. 14–53. Print. [The first article describing in detail the contents of this archive; it includes: "Appendix: List of Boxes Presently in the Archive: Loan 110 A/1-(64): Harold Pinter Archive," which provides, with emendations and corrections, the original BL "finding list" through Box 64; in 1994 the "finding list" covered only through Box 61; this Appendix adds Boxes 62, 63, & 64, all pertaining to Pinter's screenplay adapting The Handmaid's Tale (a novel by Margaret Atwood) for the 1990 film The Handmaid's Tale. See British Library, "Loan No. 110 A/1-74: Harold Pinter Archive" and the follow-up article by Gale and Hudgins, both listed above.]
  • O'Brien, Kate (BL Cataloguer). "When Do We Get to See the Stuff?!" Harold Pinter Archive Blog: British Library Curators on Cataloguing the Pinter Archive. British Library, 29 September 2008.


Additional essays, letters, and speeches


  • "Death May Be Ageing" (Apr. 2005). Rpt. in Various Voices: Prose, Poetry, Politics 1948–2005 (2005 ed.) 180. Print. Also rpt. in "Poetry by Harold Pinter" in Another America (listed below).
  • "Harold Pinter (b. 1930)". Poetryarchive.org. The Poetry Archive, n.d. [Biography, critical account, and streaming audio of a special recording of Pinter reading four of his poems: "Cancer Cells", "It is Here", "Later", and "Episode"; recorded 16 December 2002, The Audio Workshop, London; prod. Richard Carrington.]
  • "Harold Pinter's Poetry". HaroldPinter.org. Harold Pinter, 2000–[2008]. [Includes "Harold Pinter's Most Recent Poetry" (periodically updated).]
  • "Harold Pinter's War", by M. C. Gardner. Another America. Donald Freed, May 2007. [Includes texts and related review of War.] (See "Poetry by Harold Pinter", in Another America, listed below.)
  • "Laughter." In "Review: Laughter: The Saturday Poem: By Harold Pinter." Guardian 25 November 2006, Guardian Review Pages: 23. Print.
  • "Literature of the Gaieties". haroldpinter.org. Harold Pinter, 2000–[2008]. 1 November 2007.
  • "Poetry by Harold Pinter". Another America. Donald Freed, May 2007. [Published with permission of Harold Pinter.]
  • Sections of various printed collections such as Death etc., The Essential Pinter, The Pinter Review, Various Voices, and War. Print.
  • "The Special Relationship" (Aug. 2004). haroldpinter.org. Harold Pinter, 2004. [Featured link accessible from home page.]
  • "The 'special relationship'." Guardian 9 September 2004, G2: 4. Print.
  • "The Watcher." Guardian 9 April 2007: 3. Print.


Stage productions

Official authorised biography

Other secondary sources

Multimedia resources

Obituaries and related articles

See also

External links