France hails Iraq war critic Pinter

Nobel laureate and prominent critic of Iraq war receives France's Legion d'honneur.

    Pinter praised France for its
    stance on the war in Iraq [AFP]
    Blair, who has been previously branded a "deluded idiot" by the playwright, was not present at Pinter's presentation.
     
    Tough stance
     
    De Villepin said: "Dear Harold Pinter, your words are actions. Your words are a shout. They are rough, engaged in violent hand-to-hand combat that makes them talk, that makes them speak out."
     
    Dominique de Villepin

    "Dear Harold Pinter, your words are actions. Your words are a shout. They are rough, engaged in violent hand-to-hand combat that makes them talk, that makes them speak out"

    In his acceptance speech, Pinter praised France for its tough stance against the Iraq war.
     
    The presentation event was attened by prominent celebrities including the British actor Jude Law.
     
    The London-born writer, who has suffered from cancer of the oesophagus since 2002, is one of the most successful authors in the world.
     
    He began his career as an actor and made his playwriting debut in 1957, with The Room.
     
    That was followed by one of his masterpieces The Birthday Party, and his conclusive breakthrough came with "The Caretaker" in 1959.
     
    He turned down the offer of a British knighthood, the equivalent of the Legion d'honneur, though he is one of Queen Elizabeth II's 65 Companions of Honour.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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