Ionesco

  • (noun): French dramatist (born in Romania) who was a leading exponent of the theater of the absurd (1912-1994).
    Synonyms: Eugene Ionesco

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The Killer (play)
... translated The Killer without Reason or The Killer without Cause) is a play written by Eugene Ionesco in 1958 ... It is the first of Ionesco's Bérenger plays ... In The Killer, Bérenger, Ionesco’s downtrodden everyman, discovers an ideal "radiant city" ...
Eva Ionesco - Biography
... Irina Ionesco's erotic photographs of her young daughter Eva have been a source of controversy since they first appeared in the 1970s ... Eva Ionesco made her movie début at the age of eleven in 1976, playing a child in Roman Polanski's movie The Tenant ... In 1977 her mother lost custody of her children and Eva Ionesco was brought up by the parents of footwear designer Christian Louboutin ...
Eva Ionesco
... Eva Ionesco (born on 18 July 1965) is a French actress and film director, born in Paris ... She is the daughter of Romanian-French photographer Irina Ionesco ...
Amédée, Or How To Get Rid Of It
... s'en débarrasser) (1954) is a play written by Eugene Ionesco based on his earlier short story entitled "Oriflamme" ... The play contains many of Ionesco's common themes, and the characters are typical of his plays ... is also in many ways the prototype of Bérenger, one of Ionesco's most commonly used characters specifically many of the actions and themes presage A Stroll in the Air (1963), Ionesco's fourth ...
Victimes Du Devoir - Autobiographical Element
... This play was Ionesco's most biographical piece, as well as the favorite of his own plays ... the bombing, suggest that he represents Ionesco ... diologue with the detective as a father figure echoes Ionesco's constant fighting with his own father, and the scene wherein Madeline attempts to ...

Famous quotes containing the word ionesco:

    There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation.
    —Eugène Ionesco (b. 1912)

    I have no other pictures of the world apart from those which express evanescence, and callousness, vanity and anger, emptiness, or hideous useless hate. Everything has merely confirmed what I had seen and understood in my childhood: futile and sordid fits of rage, cries suddenly blanketed by the silence, shadows swallowed up for ever by the night.
    —Eugène Ionesco (b. 1912)

    Realism, whether it be socialist or not, falls short of reality. It shrinks it, attenuates it, falsifies it; it does not take into account our basic truths and our fundamental obsessions: love, death, astonishment. It presents man in a reduced and estranged perspective. Truth is in our dreams, in the imagination.
    —Eugène Ionesco (b. 1912)