Thursday, January 1, 2009
The death of Harold Pinter: You probably know as much as or more about this man than I do; although I took his picture, it was the first and last time we met. I read an account of his funeral in The Guardian and I was very moved. I am English (half Russian) living in the United States and really miss only one thing about England and that is cricket. Harold Pinter adored the game, knew a very great deal about it and, of course, wrote and talked about it brilliantly. He was like David Forster Wallace on tennis, my other love, who could thrill you with his knowledge and commentary.