As with any movement of which its title and ideological thrust is foisted unwittingly and often unwarrantedly upon its supposed members, the Theater of the Absurd is as awkward and uneasy a fit for Eugène Ionesco's literary and artistic endeavors as they are for Samuel Beckett or Jean Genet
In the middle of the twentieth century, a group of friends – writers, artists, and intellectuals – formed what would later prove to be one of the most artistically and intellectually innovative groups of the period; they have since been given the name the Barranquilla Group, after the northern Co
Ben Jonson may be the most famous person to use the shortened version of his given name professionally. It is for hackneyed notes and anecdotes like these that the playwright, poet, and actor is now primarily known.
Evidently, it is really difficult to be a dramatist and poet if you lived
Alexander Pope now seems, like John Donne, one of the more modern – that is to say, imprecisely: human – of 18th-century poets: his writings are inflected with the stuff of his life, his preoccupations and surroundings, physical and intellectual; his life as he lived and considered it is evident