Rhinocéros par Eugène Ionesco

by Eugène Ionesco

Other authorsReuben Y. Ellison (Editor), Stowell C. Goding (Editor)
Paperback, 1961





Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. / Librairie Gallimard (1961), 212 pages


"When a rhinoceros charges across the town square one Sunday afternoon, Berenger thinks nothing of it. Soon, however, rhinoceroses are popping up everywhere and Berenger's whole world is under threat. What will it take for him to stand up to the increasing menace of rhinocerisation?" "Martin Crimp's translation of Ionesco's iconic satire on mindlessness and conformity was staged at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 2007."--BOOK JACKET.

User reviews

LibraryThing member chellerystick
This book by absurdist dramatist Eugene Ionesco treats the confusion and wonder of people turning into rhinoceri and wreaking havoc in an all-to-urban area.
LibraryThing member Sean191
My first Ionesco book. I am not into the "Theater of the Absurd," but it did help greatly to understand some of the context this play was addressing - namely the rise of communism and the assimilation among society to those standards. With that in mind, it may be worth reading again sometime.
LibraryThing member Soplada
I Like the idea of the people turning to Rhinoceros and the hero stay with himself in the last
because he has the rightest point of view
LibraryThing member DanielSTJ
An absurdist play that touches on many themes. Ionesco's work permeates with skill and adeptness. Overall, a great play.



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