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Ury Benador
Romanian playwright and prose writer

Ury Benador

Ury Benador
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Intro Romanian playwright and prose writer
A.K.A. Simon Moise Grinberg
Was Writer Playwright
From Romania Holy Roman Empire
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Literature
Gender male
Birth 1 May 1895
Death 23 November 1971 (aged 76 years)
Star sign Taurus
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Ury Benador (pen name of Simon Moise Grinberg; May 1, 1895 – November 23, 1971) was a Romanian playwright and prose writer.

Born in Mihăileni, Botoșani County, his parents were Moise Fridl, a Yiddish-language writer, and his wife Liba (née Schmidt). A self-educated man, his first published work was a one-act play that appeared in the Iași Lumea in 1924. This was subsequently included in his first book, 5 acte (1925). A member of the Sburătorul circle, he won the Romanian Dramatic and Music Critics' Association Prize in 1924. Magazines that ran his work include Viața Românească. Lumea literară, Rampa, Revista Fundațiilor Regale, Albina and Gazeta literară. In 1939, he took part in a congress of intellectuals for peace held in Paris. A leftist, he became a leader of the pro-Romanian Communist Party Jewish Democratic Committee soon after World War II.

In 1948, after the establishment of a communist regime, he was part of the first leadership committee of the Romanian Writers' Union. Until 1955, he was secretary of the State Jewish Theater. His prose works (including Ghetto veac XX, 1934; Hilda, 1936; and "Gablonz". Magazin Universal, 1961) are documentary and analytical in nature, aiming to capture on their canvas the social and moral environment of Romanian Jewish society in the first half of the 20th century. Reviewing his work, critic Ion Simuț concludes that Benador "was never more than a second-rate author.... his prose veered between the acceptably amateurish (in his first novels) to nearly unbearable (his romanticized biography of Beethoven)".

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