Other Literary Forms
Although known mainly for his stage plays, Arnold Wesker has also written poetry, short stories, articles and essays, television plays, and film scripts. His poems have appeared in various magazines. Collections of his short fiction include Six Sundays in January (1971), Love Letters on Blue Paper (1974), Said the Old Man to the Young Man: Three Stories (1978), and Love Letters and Other Stories (1980). A number of his articles, essays, and lectures have been published; representative collections include Fears of Fragmentation (1970), The Journalists: A Triptych (1979), and Distinctions (1985). His autobiography, As Much as I Dare, was published in 1994.
Two of Wesker’s television plays have been presented by British Broadcasting Corporation television: Menace (1963) and Love Letters on Blue Paper (1976, adapted from his short story). Wesker also wrote the script for the film version of The Kitchen (1961).