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Tueur Sans Gages

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Vous tuez sans raison, dans ce cas, je vous prie, sans raison je vous implore, oui, arrêtez-vous... Il n'y a pas de raison à cela, bien sûr, mais justement parce qu'il n'y a pas de raison de tuer ou de ne pas tuer les gens, arrêtez-vous. Vous tuez pour rien, épargnez pour rien. Laissez les gens tranquilles, vivre stupidement, laissez-les tous, et même les policiers, et mêm ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by Gallimard Education (first published 1954)
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Read for one of my courses at uni, otherwise I don't think I would have paid much attention to it. Maybe it was just this Danish translation that I read, but it was so an uninteresting read. Before and during each of the acts, not scenes, there was a loooooong description of the stage setting and such and then just characters talking, or talking past each other most of the time. Secrets, mysteries, nothing seemed truly within grasp and while it was a quick read, it was mostly due to the easy lan ...more
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Cette pièce théâtrale m'a fait revenir à l'essai d'Albert Camus : l'homme révolte. Les habitants de cette ville sont tous indifférents à la beauté, à l'amour, à la nature..indifférents à la vie, et cette indifférence -d’après Camus- est la marque du nihilisme. Ce nihilisme et cet absurdité rend le meurtre lui aussi indifférent et par conséquent possible.

"Si l'on croit à rien, si rien n'a de sens, et si nous ne pouvons affirmer aucune valeur, tout est possible et rien n'a d'importance. Point de
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Admittedly, this book posed somewhat of a struggle. The story did not particularly inspire me (in fact, it was quite bland and contains a myriad of surrealistic elements) and I mainly read it in French to improve my vocabulary. However, I stumbled upon some unanticipated gems of passages that were food for thought. Also, the further you advance, the deeper becomes the symbolism and the more you'll be able to form an interpretation of the story. Because this whole story is a metaphor of some sort ...more
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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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