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Eugene Ionesco

| 28 marca 2013 | 0 Komentarzy

Ionesco20 years ago, March 28th 1994, at the age of 84 Eugene Ionesco (born Eugen Ionescu ) died in Paris, a playwright and a novelist, son of a Romanian and a French woman, in his youth a student of a Romanian philosopher Nae Ionescu, and a member of an informal group of intellectuals (M. Eliade EM Cioran) AXA sympathising with the national-revolutionary Legion of Archangel of Michael Corneliu Z. Codreanu (but distanced himself from it, alienated by its anti-Jewish terror); since 1938 he lived in France and wrote in French, from the early 50’s gained fame as the most prominent (next to S. Beckett) representative of the Parisian avant-garde theatre soon to be also known as (M. Esslin) the Theatre of the Absurd, the master of the grotesque and pure- nonsense, accepted in 1957 to the College of Pataphysics (τὰ ἐπὶ τὰ μετὰφυσικά – ta epi ta Metaphysika – " what is beyond metaphysics") in the 60’s a columnist for the right-wing newspapers "L' Aurore" and "La Minute" a critic of the leftist student revolt of '68, in 1978 he publicly supported the militant right-wing nationalist student organisation Groupe union défence (GUD); an anti-communist , supporting the fight against totalitarian systems especially the genocidal communist regime in his native Romania (he amongst others, protested against the imposition of martial law in Poland), since 1970 a member of the French Academy, for many years a passionate of the Eastern philosophy and Kabbalah, in the autumn of his life converted to Catholicism and wrote the libretto for the oratorio of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe. 

 

prof. Jacek Bartyzel

translated by Arek Jakubczyk

 

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