“How curious this is, exactly how curious the idea will be, ” as they chant in The Balding Soprano, no roots, not any origin, no authenticity, virtually no, nothing, only unmeaning, plus surely no higher power—though typically the Emperor turns up invisibly within the Chairs, as via a “marvelous dream …, the celestial gaze, the particular noble experience, the crown, the radiance of His / her Majesty, ” the Old Man's “last recourse” (149–50), as they states, just before he entrusts his / her message to the Orator and throws himself out typically the window, leaving us for you to discover that the Orator is deaf and foolish. Thus the delusion associated with hierarchy and, spoken as well as unspoken, the futile pride or vacuity of presentation. But even more inquiring, “what the coincidence! ” (17) is how this kind of clear datensatz (fachsprachlich) of the Absurd grew to be the a lot of deconstruction, which shrubs its gambling bets, however, about a devastating nothingness by simply letting metaphysics around after presumably rubbing it, the fact that is, putting it “under erasure” (sous rature), because Derrida does in his or her grammatology, conceding what Nietzsche told us, that God can be dead, but applying the statement anyhow, mainly because we can hardly think without it, or even additional transcendental signifiers, such as beauty or eternity—which may be, without a doubt, the words spoken simply by the Old Man in order to the undetectable Belle inside The Chairs, grieving what they didn't dare, a new lost love, “Everything :::. lost, lost, lost” (133).
There would appear to be able to be parody here, plus one might assume that Ionesco—in a type of descent from Nietzsche to help poststructuralist thought—would not only refuse the older metaphysics although laugh as well from the ridiculousness of just about any nostalgia to get it, like for the originary moments of a radiant beauty gifted with Platonic truth. And even the Orator who is found dressed as “a common painter or poet of the nineteenth century” (154) will be, with his histrionic fashion together with conceited air, surely certainly not Lamartine, who also questions “Eternité, néant, passé, sombre abîme” (“Eternity, nothingness, past—dark abyss”) to return the particular sublime raptures they own stolen; nor is this individual remotely the figure connected with Keats with his Grecian urn, teasing us out and about of idea in equating beauty together with reality. Precisely what we have alternatively, throughout Amédée or Ways to get Clear of It, is the particular spellbinding beauty of that which, when they miss to close the lids, emanates from the eyes, which usually don't have aged—“Great green sight. Pointing like beacons”—of the particular incurably growing corpse. “We might get along without his sort of splendor, ” claims Madeleine, the sour in addition to sour girlfriend, “it will take up too much place. ” Nevertheless Amédée is usually fascinated simply by the transfiguring growth of it is ineluctable presence, which might have come from the abyss of what on earth is lost, lost, misplaced. “He's growing. It's quite normal. He's branching out. ”3 But if there is certainly anything stunning here, this seems to come—if not necessarily from the Romantic interval or one of typically the more memorable futurist graphics, Boccioni's The Body Ascending (Amédée's family name can be Buccinioni)—from another poetic resource: “That corpse you rooted last year in your own garden, and Has that begun to be able to sprout? ” It's like Ionesco ended up picking up, practically, T. S. Eliot's issue in The Waste Land: “Will it bloom this 12 months? ”4 If black , or perhaps balloons, but flies away, using Amédée having it, this oracle regarding Keats's urn—all you know in the world and even all you need to know—seems a good far be sad from the comical mordancy of this transcendence, as well as what in The Chair, even if the Orator had spoken, may have radiated upon progeny, or even from the vision of a new corpse, through the light with the Classic Man's mind (157).
Still the truth is that will, for Ionesco, the Absurd will be predicated on “the recollection of a memory space of a memory” associated with the actual pastoral, elegance and truth within dynamics, if not quite still in art. Or therefore that appears in “Why Will i Write? A Summing Right up, ” where they summons up his the child years within the Mill of often the Chapelle-Anthenaise, some sort of farm in St-Jean-sur-Mayenne, “the country, the bar, the hearth. ”5 Whatever it was right now there he didn't fully grasp, much like the priest's questions at his first confession, it had been generally there, also, that he or she was “conscious of getting alive. … My partner and i were living, ” he / she claims, “in happiness, joy, learning for some reason that each moment was initially fullness without knowing often the word bloatedness. I were living in a new sort of dazzlement. ” Whatever next happened to impair this specific bright time, the dazzle goes on in memory, as something additional than fool's yellow metal: “the world was initially wonderful, and I was alert to it, everything was fresh and pure. I repeat: it is to find this elegance again, undamaged in the mud”—which, as a site of the particular Absurd, he shares with Beckett—“that I write fictional gets results. All my literature, all my takes on will be a call, the reflection of a nostalgia, a research for a treasure buried around the underwater, lost inside the misfortune regarding history” (6).