Tel Aviv : Devir. 1935. Item #24534
(FT) 8vo. In Hebrew. Tissue-papered frontispiece. Volume one (of two) only. SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew literature - history and criticism. Bialik (1873-1934) was "the greatest Hebrew poet of modern times. " His childhood and youth influenced his poetry - the fields and forests of Volhynia, the solitariness of his grandfather's house where he lived after his father died, and the yeshiva he went to in Volozhin. Other influences include Ahad Ha-Am, and Russian literature - which he began to read as he became disillusioned with the religiosity at the yeshiva, and further immersed himself in after leaving the yeshiva and going to Odessa. His first published work was the poem "El ha-Zippor, " which was published in 1892, in the first volume of Ha-Pardes. Later in life he lived also in Berlin, and settled in Palestine in 1924. (EJ, Spicehandler) Bookplate. Covers faded, wear at corners, good+ condition. (HebLit-5-28).