Eugène November Ionesco Reviews Of Ionesco's Recent Works - Essay

Reviews Of Ionesco's Recent Works

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Virgil Nemoianu (review date 6 February 1987)

SOURCE: "Intuitions and Subversions," in The Times Literary Supplement, No. 4375, February 6, 1987, p. 141.

[Nemoianu is a Romanian-born American educator and critic. In the review below, he comments on Ionesco's concerns and literary method in Non.]

Those who have marvelled at Ionesco's radical experimentalism may not realize that his mature work was actually a toning-down of the much more ferocious radicalism of his youth. At twenty-two he was still in Bucharest. He had read widely, but unsystematically. His intuitions and emotions were surprisingly deep, varied and precise for such a young man,...

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