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  • adj. Reminiscent of Harold Pinter or his works

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Examples

  • "Pinteresque" is an adjective listed in the Oxford Dictionary.

    The Nobel Prize in Literature 2005 - Presentation Speech

  • The corrected version, following a painful pause that could only be described as Pinteresque, was more of a shock: he hadn't died, he'd simply been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

    Silence Is Golden

  • His style was so distinctive, 'Pinteresque' entered the Oxford English Dictionary.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: UK Playwright Harold Pinter Dies

  • His style was so distinctive, "Pinteresque" entered the Oxford English Dictionary. '

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: UK Playwright Harold Pinter Dies

  • That he occupies a position as a modern classic is illustrated by his name entering the language as an adjective used to describe a particular atmosphere and environment in drama: "Pinteresque".

    The Nobel Prize in Literature 2005 - Bio-bibliography

  • "'Pinteresque' has become not only a shorthand descriptor of his own work but the marker of an enigmatically charged emotional state."

    The Online News Page

  • 'phil melanie', 'Pinteresque' and 'Matthew Blott' - all so illiterate they criticise Melanie Phillips for something written by Walid Phares.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • The sutura is a special case perhaps, because it runs the gamut from Pinteresque conversational/behavioural non sequiturs like in THE BIRTHDAY PARTY (where the disruption of conventional conversational logic is designed to force a re-evaluation of the system itself, a search for a truer logic of human interactions) to out-and-out breaches of causality like in BUFFET FROID.

    Modality and Hamlet

  • The playwright is clearly striving for Dennis Potter style moments of rapture; sadly he achieves only a bizarre and unintentional effect of Pinteresque non sequitur.

    Critique From HereNow

  • He experiences troubling dreams along the way, and a tryst with a woman named Jacqueline (a brilliant, harrowing Charlotte Rampling), who engages him in a Pinteresque war of wits and frighteningly needy night in bed.

    'Get Low' Rides High on Great Acting

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