Sever (Zilberman), Alexandru
SEVER (Zilberman), ALEXANDRU
SEVER (Zilberman), ALEXANDRU (1921– ), Romanian novelist, author, and playwright. A publisher's editor during the years 1949–1958, he began writing plays such as Boieri şi ţărani ("Boyars and Peasants," 1955), but was best known as a prose writer. His novels include Cezar Dragoman (1957), Uciderea pruncilor ("The Massacre of the Innocents," 1966), and the technically original Cercul ("The Circle," 1968). Sever also published literary studies on Shakespeare and Melville (1964), Sinclair Lewis (1965), and Goethe and Eckermann (1966).