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Thursday, October 13, 2005
 
But is his art any good?

All too predictably, Roger Kimball is upset that Harold Pinter has been awarded this year's Nobel Literature Prize. Is it because Pinter writes bad plays? Or is it because he's an "anti-American scribbler" whose award is an "exercise in politically correct sermonizing"? No prizes for the right answer. Is a paragraph or two on the aesthetics of The Dumb Waiter too much to ask for?

Update: Matt Yglesias and I share the same views.