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University of Silesia in Katowice

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Country of residence: France

Birth date: 26 November 1912

Date of death: 28 March 1994

Award date: 27 November 1992

USil Senate resolution date: 6 March 1990

Application date: 20 February 1990

Applying unit: Council of the UŚ Department of Philology

Member of the Académie Française, humanist, sceptic and analyst of the contemporary culture of civilization and society. Writer (“The Hermit” novel), playwright (Amédée, or How to Get Rid of It; Man with Bags; Hunger and Thirst; The Killing Game; Improvisation; Exit the King; The Chairs; The Lesson; The Bald Soprano; Macbeth; Rhinoceros; The New Tenant; Victims of Duty; Frenzy for Two, or More) and the author of the “Maximilien Kolbe” opera libretto. One of the writers of the Theatre of the Absurd.

Additional information: the title was granted in Paris.

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