Eugène Ionesco


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

Died
March 28, 1994

Genre

Influences


Eugène Ionesco, born Eugen Ionescu, was a Romanian 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 · 45,247 ratings · 1,715 reviews · 270 distinct worksSimilar authors
Rhinocéros

3.88 avg rating — 10,369 ratings — published 1959 — 82 editions
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La Cantatrice chauve / La L...

3.90 avg rating — 7,028 ratings — published 1970 — 13 editions
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The Bald Soprano and Other ...

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4.04 avg rating — 5,798 ratings — published 1954 — 8 editions
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Rhinoceros / The Chairs / T...

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4.02 avg rating — 5,479 ratings — published 1962 — 6 editions
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Rhinoceros and Other Plays

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4.02 avg rating — 2,320 ratings — published 1959 — 9 editions
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La Cantatrice chauve

3.81 avg rating — 3,677 ratings — published 1950 — 41 editions
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The Chairs

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3.87 avg rating — 2,264 ratings — published 1951 — 15 editions
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Le Roi se meurt

3.80 avg rating — 1,853 ratings — published 1962 — 32 editions
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La Leçon

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3.65 avg rating — 1,282 ratings — published 1951 — 12 editions
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The Hermit

3.80 avg rating — 517 ratings — published 1973 — 34 editions
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“That's how we stay young these days: murder and suicide.”
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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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