Feldman, Miroslav

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FELDMAN, MIROSLAV (1899–1976), Yugoslav poet and playwright. A practicing physician, Feldman was born in Virovitica. His first poems appeared in 1920. Later collections included Ratna lirika ("War Lyrics," 1947) and Pitat će kako je bilo ("They Will Ask How It Was," 1959). Among his successful dramas were Zec ("Rabbit," 1932), Profesor Žić (1934), U pozadini ("Behind the Lines," 1939, 19532), and Doći će dan ("The Day Will Come," 1951). Feldman, who dealt mainly with war and love themes, was president of the Croatian Writers' Association (1955). He also wrote theatrical pieces and in 1976 was awarded the avnoj prize (the highest literary award). At first a Zionist, he later embraced Communism.