Weiss, Aureliu

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WEISS, AURELIU (1893–1962), Romanian literary critic. A leading Bucharest lawyer, Weiss wrote original and scholarly studies of Romanian and foreign authors collected in Studii literare (1922) and Autori si păreri ("Authors and Opinions," 1929). Weiss made his reputation, however, when he settled in Paris after World War ii. His later works, many of which appeared posthumously, include Le destin des grandes oeuvres dramatiques (1960; Eng., 1965); Le théatre de Luigi Pirandello dans le mouvement dramatique contemporain (1964); and Le monde théatral de Michel de Ghelderode (1966).