"You won't get me being...I won't be lost in it": First Edition of the Nobel Prize-Winning Playright’s Classic Play The Homecoming, Signed by Harold Pinter

  • The Homecoming.

The Homecoming.


Item Number: 2888

London: Methuen & Co, 1965.

First edition of the two-act play by the Nobel laureate Harold Pinter. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Harold Pinter on the title page. “With compliments” slip from Harold Pinter laid in. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities. Also included is a playbill of No Man’s Land signed by Pinter.

The Homecoming is a two-act play written in 1964 by Nobel laureate Harold Pinter and first published in 1965. The original Broadway production won the 1967 Tony Award for Best Play. "The Homecoming' changed my life. Before the play, I thought words were just vessels of meaning; after it, I saw them as weapons of defense. Before, I thought theatre was about the spoken; after, I understood the eloquence of the unspoken. The position of a chair, the length of a pause, the choice of a gesture, I realized, could convey volumes" (John Lahr, The New Yorker).

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