Hayim Nahman Bialik: Poet of Hebrew

Avner Holtzman, Orr Scharf (Translator)

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By the time he was twenty-eight, Hayim Nahman Bialik was already considered the National Hebrew Poet. He had only published a single collection, but his deeply personal poetry established a profound link between the secular and the traditional that would become paramount to a national Jewish identity in the twentieth century. When he died unexpectedly in 1934, the outpouring of grief was unprecedented, confirming him as a father figure for the Zionist movement in Palestine, and around the world. Using extensive research and elegant readings of Bialik's poems, Avner Holtzman investigates the poet's dramatic life, complex personality, beloved verse, and continued popularity. This clear-eyed and thorough biography explores how Bialik overcame intense personal struggles to become a charismatic literary leader at the core of modern Hebrew culture.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew Haven
PublisherYale University Press
Number of pages250
ISBN (Electronic)0300227744, 9780300227741
ISBN (Print)9780300200669
StatePublished - 21 Feb 2017

Publication series

NameJewish lives
PublisherYale University Press

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Bialik, Hayyim Nahman -- 1873-1934
  • Authors, Hebrew -- Eretz Israel -- Biography
  • Hebrew poetry -- History and criticism
  • Jewish authors -- Russia -- Biography
  • Бялик, Хаим Нахман -- 1873-1934
  • بياليك، حاييم نحمن، -- 1873-1934
  • ביאליק, חיים נחמן -- 1873-1934
  • Bi︠a︡lik, Kh. N. (Khaim Nakhman) -- 1873-1934
  • Bialik, Jaim Najman -- 1873-1934
  • Bialik, Haïm-Nahman -- 1873-1934
  • Bialik, Chaim Nachman -- 1873-1934
  • Byalik, Haim Nachman
  • Bjalik, Chaim Nachman
  • Bialik, H. N -- 1873-1934
  • بياليك، حييم نحمان، -- 1873-1934
  • ב"ק
  • חן, מ
  • ביליק, חיים נחמן
  • ביאליק, חיים נחמן
  • ביאליק, ח. נ -- 1873-1934
  • ב-ק
  • ביאליק, חיים נחמן בן יצחק יוסף


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