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Harold Pinter receives Legion D’Honneur

…Praise the Lord for all good things.

We blew their balls into shards of dust,
Into shards of fucking dust.

We did it.

Now I want you to come over here and kiss me on the mouth.

American Football
Harold Pinter

Radical playwright and poet Harold Pinter has received the high honor of the French Legion D’Honneur from French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin. de Villepin was quoted by BBC as praising Pinter’s poem, American Football: With its violence and its cruelty, it is for me one of the most accurate images of war, one of the most telling metaphors of the temptation of imperialism and violence. Pinter was the winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize for Literature.

American Football
French PM honours Harold Pinter (BBC)
Harold Pinter (wikipedia)
Art, Truth and Politics, Pinter’s Nobel lecture (text and video)

Copyright © 2007 Henry Edward Hardy

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20 January, 2007 - Posted by | archives, Iraq, Legion D'Honneur, media, news, nobel prize, Pinter, poetry, politics, scanlyze, torture, war

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