Eugène Ionesco

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Eugène Ionesco

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born
in Slatina, Olt County, Romania
November 26, 1909

died
March 28, 1994

gender
male

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Eugène Ionesco, born Eugen Ionescu, was a Romanian and French playwright and dramatist; one of the foremost playwrights of the Theatre of the Absurd. Beyond ridiculing the most banal situations, Ionesco's plays depict in a tangible way the solitude and insignificance of human existence.

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More books by Eugène Ionesco…
“Why do people always expect authors to answer questions? I am an author because I want to ask questions. If I had answers, I'd be a politician.”
Eugène Ionesco

“That's how we stay young these days: murder and suicide.”
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“Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.”
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