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Eugèn̈e Ionesco: De l'exploration du grotesque a ̉la quêt̊e de l'Absolu

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Eugene lonesco's plays, have stirred controversy among his critics. Amidst this controversy, the playwright's own views on art stand out as an important critical reference. Inspired by lonesco's writings, this study attempts to shed a new light on his work by exploring the concepts of grotesque, term that captures the paradoxical nature of his plays. This study then continues by analyzing the stage representation of grotesque, along with the philosoptiical postulates that derive from the author's ongoing quest for the absolute. This quest is revealed not only in his plays, but, towards the end of his life, in his nonfigurative painting and drawing.
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