Excess and Identity: The Franco-Romanian Ionesco Combats Rhinoceritis

  title={Excess and Identity: The Franco-Romanian Ionesco Combats Rhinoceritis},
  author={Anne Quinney},
  journal={South Central Review},
  pages={36 - 52}
  • A. Quinney
  • Published 3 December 2007
  • Sociology
  • South Central Review
Eugène Ionesco's play Rhinocéros has been read by many as a general satire of totalitarianism, the police state, and demagogy as well as a moral call to question the rise of these phenomena in the twentieth century. This article explores the extent to which the play represents more specifically Ionesco's own struggles with his identity as Romanian and Jewish in the era of the Iron Guard. The author argues that Ionesco's staging of this drama is in fact a strategy to bear witness to both… Expand
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