Hayim Nahman Bialik

Hayim Nahman Bialik (Hebrew: חיים נחמן ביאַליק; January 9, 1873 – July 4, 1934)[lower-alpha 1] was a Jewish poet who wrote primarily in Hebrew but also in Yiddish. Bialik was one of the pioneers of modern Hebrew poetry. He was part of the vanguard of Jewish thinkers who gave voice to the breath of new life in Jewish life.[1] Being a noted essayist and story-teller, Bialik also translated major works from European languages.[2] Although he died before Israel became a state, Bialik ultimately came to be recognized as Israel's national poet.

Hayim Nahman Bialik
Bialik, 1923
Born(1873-01-09)January 9, 1873
Ivnytsia, Volhynian Governorate, Russian Empire (present day Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine)
DiedJuly 4, 1934(1934-07-04) (aged 61)
Vienna, Austria
OccupationPoet, journalist, children's writer, translator
Literary movementHovevei Zion

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