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 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 · 39,377 ratings · 1,358 reviews · 241 distinct worksSimilar authors
Rhinocéros

3.86 avg rating — 8,407 ratings — published 1959 — 69 editions
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La cantatrice chauve, suivi...

3.89 avg rating — 6,397 ratings — published 1950 — 13 editions
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The Bald Soprano and Other ...

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4.04 avg rating — 5,512 ratings — published 1954 — 7 editions
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Rhinoceros / The Chairs / T...

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4.01 avg rating — 5,258 ratings — published 1962 — 5 editions
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Rhinoceros and Other Plays

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The Chairs

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3.88 avg rating — 2,017 ratings — published 1951 — 11 editions
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La Cantatrice chauve

3.81 avg rating — 3,005 ratings — published 1950 — 35 editions
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Le Roi se meurt

3.80 avg rating — 1,528 ratings — published 1962 — 30 editions
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La Leçon

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3.65 avg rating — 1,032 ratings — published 1951 — 10 editions
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The Hermit

3.83 avg rating — 420 ratings — published 1973 — 30 editions
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