Thursday, December 08, 2005

Theater of the Absurd: Harold Pinter's Nobel Speech

Yes, I've spent many trying hours in my undergraduate years reading the plays of Harold Pinter and his like-minded colleagues in the "modern" drama. Therefore, I had some personal reasons to be disappointed when this liberal hack won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Not that I'm deceived into believing that the Nobel is actually awarded for genuine talent; oh no. The Prize has long been much more of a political award than an artistic one. But even still...Harold Pinter?

Well, it turns out that Pinter's acceptance speech displayed the same childishness, the same self-serving propaganda, and the same lack of artistic purpose that he has shown in his "literature."

Here's an excellent report (and commentary) on Pinter's leftist pontificating from Investor's Business Daily via Yahoo News.