BONCIU, H. (originally Bercu Haimovici ; 1893–1950), Romanian poet and novelist. His poems on domestic themes and the torments of the soul appeared in collections such as Lada cu năluci ("Box of Illusions," 1932). Two others were Brom (1939), poems about the sea, and Requiem (1945). His two novels, Bagaj… ("Luggage…," 1934) and Pensiunea doamnei Pipersberg ("Lady Pipersberg's Pension," 1936), were perceived by the literary critics as modern, expressionistic portrayals of the cruel and erotic apects of life. Bonciu also published translations of German and Austrian poetry.