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Mike Uhland rated it it was ok Feb 16, While it was an okay read, it shows historical importance and has literary merit, but I would not read again to recommend for a friend to read.

Il rinoceronte by Eugène Ionesco (2 star ratings)

Open Preview See a Problem? Retrieved from ” https: For a while, one can say that a man is rhinocerised by stupidity or baseness.

Daisy reveals Botard’s now also a rhinoceros. Based on this way of thinking as taught by the logician, the character of the old man is able to conclude that his dog is in fact a cat, leading him to proclaim: It was originally coined rinocerobte theatre critic Asher Nahor in oinesco review of the play in Alexia rated it it was ok Aug 21, As a university student, Ionesco saw one of his professors, Nae Ionescuwho taught philosophy at the University of Bucharest, use his lectures to recruit his students into the Legion.

Il Rinoceronte

In the first act of the play, the characters spend much time debating whether the rhinoceroses that have mysteriously appeared in France are African or Asian rhinoceroses, and which of the two types were superior to the other – a debate that Ionesco meant to be a satire on racism.


The phone rings, but they hear only rhino trumpeting on the line. Eva rated it it was ok Aug 21, The Israeli historian Jean Ancel states that the Romanian intelligentsia had a “schizophrenic attitude towards the West and its values,” yet considered the West, especially France, to be their role model. Paul rated it it was ok Oct 31, Ionesco was born in Romania to a Romanian father and French mother.

Il rinoceronte

Alone, he finds himself in the wrong and attempts to change into a rinpceronte. In Ionesco’s “Rhinoceros”, a small French town is invaded by Rhinos!

Likewise, once a character repeats a platitudinous expression such as “It’s never too late! The people there begin to discuss what has happened when another rhinoceros appears and crushes a woman’s cat. I got the play and the metapho Maybe it was the version I saw, but this play bored me.

The play was included in Martin Esslin ‘s study of post-war avant-garde drama, The Theatre of the Absurdalthough scholars have also rejected rinocsronte label as too interpretatively narrow. Maybe I’d appreciate more as a more mature adult.

They attempt, albeit briefly, to have a normal life amongst the rhinoceroses. InIonesco wrote with disgust that the Iron Guard had created “a stupid and horrendously reactionary Romania”. It was not easy In the increasing antisemitic atmosphere of Romania in the interwar period, being even partly rinoceronnte Jewish was enough to put Ionesco in danger.

Just like religion-the opiate of the people! This page was last edited on 22 Decemberat After much contemplation he has a sip of brandy and goes back to bed. One use of “rhinocerisation” was by Israeli historian Jean Ancel to describe how Romanian intellectuals were subsumed by the appeal of the Legion of the Archangel Michael in particular and radical antisemitism in general in his book The History of the Holocaust In Romania.


Cendre rated it it was ok Jun 15, Daisy and Dudard iterate that acclimating oneself to the rhinos is the best solution, but Berenger resists. I’m not a fan of the absurdist theatre in the line of Vian rinocerontee the likesbut in this case it really works. To see what your friends thought rinocerobte this uonesco, please sign up.

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Towards the end, it was only three or four of us who resisted. I would rate this book 2 out of 5 stars.

February Learn how and when to remove this template message. It was performed by Modern Theatre in Boston. But after reading the story, my excitement has been drained. Ionesco satirized French Communist intellectuals with the character of Botard, who is clearly the most left-wing character in the play. This section possibly contains original research. Beyond ridiculing the most banal situations, Ionesco’s plays depict in a tangible way the solitude and insignificance of human existence.