David, Filip

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DAVID, FILIP (1940– ), Yugoslav author and stage producer. Born in Kragujevac, David studied in Belgrade, where he eventually produced plays for television. David often used Jewish themes and figures to present universal problems. He published two short story collections (1964, 1969); dramas such as Balada o dobrim ljudima ("A Ballad about Good Men," 1965); and plays for television, including Balada o povratku ("A Ballad of the Return," 1965), Jednog dana, moj Jamele ("One day, My Jamie," 1968), "Fountain in a Dark Forest" (1964), "Notes on What Is Real and What Is Abstract" (1969), "Princeof Fire" (1987), and "Pilgrims of Heaven and Earth" (1995).