Eugène Ionesco

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Eugène Ionesco


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

Died
March 28, 1994

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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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Average rating: 3.91 · 29,478 ratings · 898 reviews · 182 distinct works · Similar authors
Rhinoceros / The Chairs / T...

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La cantatrice chauve, suivi...

3.90 avg rating — 4,710 ratings — published 1950 — 11 editions
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Rhinocéros

3.85 avg rating — 5,760 ratings — published 1959 — 58 editions
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The Bald Soprano and Other ...

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4.03 avg rating — 4,326 ratings — published 1954 — 8 editions
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Rhinoceros and Other Plays

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The Chairs

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3.88 avg rating — 1,586 ratings — published 1951 — 11 editions
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La Cantatrice chauve

3.80 avg rating — 2,100 ratings — published 1950 — 29 editions
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Le Roi se meurt

3.83 avg rating — 1,016 ratings — published 1962 — 23 editions
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La Leçon

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3.67 avg rating — 690 ratings — published 1951 — 8 editions
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The Hermit

3.82 avg rating — 270 ratings — published 1973 — 22 editions
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“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.”
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“Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.”
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