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Bialik Lauded As ‘genius Poet’ by Russ Writer

Recognition of the important part played by smaller peoples in the world of literature was contained in a high tribute paid today by Maxim Gorky, outstanding Soviet author, to Chaim Nachman Bialik, unofficial Hebrew poet laureate, who died two months ago.

Speaking at the closing session of a convention attended by writers from every part of Soviet Russia, Gorky characterized Bialik as the “genius poet.”

A small nation, he declared, may still give the world some of its greatest writers. He urged the translation into Russian of more of the literature of national minorities groups.