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Must You Go?

My Life With Harold Pinter

By Antonia Fraser, 1932-

A moving testament to one of the literary world's most celebrated marriages: that of the greatest playwright of our age, Harold Pinter, and the beautiful and famous prize-winning biographer Antonia Fraser.

In this exquisite memoir, Antonia Fraser recounts the life she shared with the internationally renowned dramatist. In essence, it is a love story and a marvelously insightful account of their years together, beginning with their initial meeting when Fraser was the wife of a member of Parliament and mother of six, and Pinter was married to a distinguished actress. Over the years, they experienced much joy, a shared devotion to their work, crises and laughter, and, in the end, great courage and love as Pinter battled the illness to which he eventually suc­cumbed on Christmas Eve 2008.

Must You Go? is based on Fraser’s recollections and on the diaries she has kept since October 1968. She shares Pinter’s own revelations about his past, as well as observations by his friends. Fraser’s diaries—written by a biographer living with a creative artist and observing the process firsthand—also pro­vide a unique insight into his writing.

Harold Pinter and Antonia Fraser lived together from August 1975 until his death thirty-three years later. “O! call back yesterday, bid time return,” cries one of the courtiers to Richard II. This is Antonia Fraser’s uniquely compelling way of doing so.


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Format: Book
Author: Fraser, Antonia, 1932-
Summary: A moving testament to one of the literary world's most celebrated marriages: that of the greatest playwright of our age, Harold Pinter, and the beautiful prize-winning biographer Antonia Fraser. In this memoir, Fraser recounts the life she shared with the renowned dramatist. In essence, it is a love story and an insightful account of their years together, beginning with their initial meeting when Fraser was the wife of a member of Parliament and mother of six, and Pinter was married to a distinguished actress. Over 33 years together, they experienced much joy, a shared devotion to their work, crises and laughter, and, in the end, great courage and love as Pinter battled the illness to which he eventually succumbed on Christmas Eve 2008. Fraser's diaries--written by a biographer living with a creative artist and observing the process firsthand--also provide a unique insight into his writing.--From publisher description.
Title: Must you go? : my life with Harold Pinter / Antonia Fraser.
Publisher Date: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, c2010.
Subject: Pinter, Harold, 1930-2008 Fraser, Antonia, 1932- Dramatists, English -- 20th century -- Biography Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography
Isbn: 9780307475572 (pbk.) 9780385532501 0385532504
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Call Number: 822.914 Fra
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Format: Book
Author: Fraser, Antonia, 1932-
Summary: A moving testament to one of the literary world's most celebrated marriages: that of the greatest playwright of our age, Harold Pinter, and the beautiful prize-winning biographer Antonia Fraser. In this memoir, Fraser recounts the life she shared with the renowned dramatist. In essence, it is a love story and an insightful account of their years together, beginning with their initial meeting when Fraser was the wife of a member of Parliament and mother of six, and Pinter was married to a distinguished actress. Over 33 years together, they experienced much joy, a shared devotion to their work, crises and laughter, and, in the end, great courage and love as Pinter battled the illness to which he eventually succumbed on Christmas Eve 2008. Fraser's diaries--written by a biographer living with a creative artist and observing the process firsthand--also provide a unique insight into his writing.--From publisher description.
Title: Must you go? : my life with Harold Pinter / Antonia Fraser.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, c2010.
Description: 328 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Pinter, Harold, 1930-2008
Subjects: Fraser, Antonia, 1932-
Subjects: Dramatists, English -- 20th century -- Biography
Subjects: Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain as Must You Go? : My Life with Harold Pinter by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, a division of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd, London."--T.p. verso.
LCCN: 2010007374
ISBN: 9780307475572 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9780385532501
ISBN: 0385532504
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 822.914 Fra