Harold Pinter's 'The Black and White': Mimesis and Vision

Pearce, Howard
December 1992
Contemporary Literature;Winter92, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p688
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Focuses on the sketch 'The Black and White' by Harold Pinter. Themes portrayed in the sketch; Role of literary critic; Presentation of character and action.


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