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a literary and scientific curiosity. His epic gift was responsible
for the idylls and the ballads; his lingual gift transformed com-
mon occurrence into uncommon art; his literary curiosity con-
tributed translations to Hebrew literature on a vast scale; his
scientific bent led him to medicine and enriched some of his
poems and stories. In short, what he touched was transformed,
what he pioneered was cultivated. Tha t is why he has become a
cultural force of the first magnitude in contemporary Hebrew
letters.