Pin·ter(pĭn′tər), Harold 1930-2008.
British playwright, screenwriter, and director whose plays, including The Birthday Party (1958) and The Dumb Waiter (1960), create an atmosphere of menace. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 2005.
Pin′ter·esque′ (-ĕsk′) adj.
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