Revised, updated, and significantly enhanced by the contributions of Mel Gussow and Michael Billington on the occassion of Harold Pinter's 70th birthday, this edition of Harold Pinter: A Casebook marks the maturity of the casebook series, as it was one of the first works commissioned. The casebook includes cornerstone essays on Pinter's creative process, Pinter's politics, Pinter on the silver screen, Pinter's silences and voids, and more, from a who's who of drama including Ruby Cohan, Martin Esslin, David Lodge, Austin Quigley, Francis Gillen, and others. It also includes a never-before published collection of photos from Pinter's 'golden time', his early acting days in Ireland as part of the McMaster Company. This version includes a second introduction, an updated bibliography and chronology, and four newly commissioned chapters by Gussow, Billington, Hall and King.
Lois Gordon, professor of English at Farleigh Dickinson University, wrote the first book in the United States on Harold Pinter. She has published numerous other books on other writers and on American culture, including The World of Samuel Beckett, 1906-1946 and American Chronicle: Decade by Decade Through the Twentieth Century.