Invitation card from the Welsh Arts Council to a reception (8 Nov 1974) in Cardiff on the occasion of the presentation of The International Writer's Prize to Eugene Ionesco (with Eugene Ionesco's autograph) 1974; page of jottings made by Eugene Ionesco during a public discussion on his attitude to commitment, held at University College Swansea, 9 November 1974.
Eugene Ionesco, Author, Papers
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- Dates of Creation1974
- Physical Description1 envelope
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Administrative / Biographical History
Eugene Ionesco was born c.1909 in Slatina, Romania. His father was a Romanian civil servant and his mother was French. In 1911 the family moved to Paris and Ionesco's first language was French. In 1936 he married Rodica Burileanu. He was a lecturer and critic in Bucharest before settling in Paris in 1938. Ionesco was a renowned playright who won many literary prizes, including the Welsh Arts Council's International Writer's Prize, presented in Cardiff in 1974. He also wrote novels and essays.
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