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Arthur Adamov

(1908–1970) Russian-born French dramatist, one of the most prominent exponents of the Theatre of the Absurd. Adamov was born into a wealthy Armenian family in ...

Adamov, Arthur

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..., Arthur ( 1908–1970 ) Russian-born French dramatist, one of the most prominent exponents of the Theatre of the Absurd. Adamov was born into a wealthy Armenian family in Kislovodsk; at the age of four he moved with his family to Germany. Having completed his education in Paris, he settled there in 1924 and became involved with surrealist groups, editing their journal Discontinuité and writing poetry. In 1938 he had a nervous breakdown; the neuroses that had plagued him since childhood and that were to form the bizarre inspiration for many of his...

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