Finci, Eli

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FINCI, ELI (1911–1980). Yugoslav editor and author. Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Finci first wrote for the literary magazine Knijźevnost. He founded and published a review, Brazda, in 1935, and translated literary works from French into Serbian. Later, in Belgrade, he served as department head in the publishing house "Geca Kon" and as a director of the Yugoslav Dramatic Theater. His published books include Dva lika ("Two Profiles," 1950) and Više I manje yivota ("More and Less than Life," 1954), Stvarnost i iluzije ("Reality or illusions," 1957). He also translated from French and published a study on Diderot. He was also prominent as a theatre critic.