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Babette Deutsch Papers

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Correspondence

Collected Poems of Babette Deutsch

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Babette Deutsch Papers, 1921-1969 | MS Manuscripts

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Collection Overview

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Predominant Dates:1921-1969

ID: MS/MS/ms034

Primary Creator: Deutsch, Babette (1895-1982)

Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Babette Deutsch Papers includes correspondence (1921-1966) from Conrad Aiken, Elizabeth Bishop, Robinson Jeffers, Kenneth Rexroth, R.P. Blackmur, Peter Viereck, Leonie Adams, Louise Bogan, Kenyon Review, Poetry, Dorothy M. Richardson, E.A. Robinson, Theodore Roethke, Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, and Thomas MacGreevy.  Also included are materials relating to Collected Poems of Babette Deutsch.

Collection Historical Note

Babette Deutsch (September 22, 1895 – November 13, 1982) was an American poet, translator, novelist, editor, and critic. Born in New York City, Deutsch attended the Ethical Culture School and Barnard College, graduating in 1917 with a B.A. She published poems in magazines such as the North American Review and the New Republic while she was still a student at Barnard. Two years after her graduation, she published her first poetry collection, Banners (1919). Aligned with the Imagist movement, Deutsch typically composed compact, lyrical pieces using crisp visual imagery. Many of her poems are responses to paintings or other pieces of visual art. Deutsch is the author of 10 collections of poetry, two of which are self-selected volumes of her collected work: Collected Poems 1919–1962 (1963) and The Collected Poems of Babette Deutsch (1969). Deutsch also published four novels, six volumes of children’s literature, four books of prose on poetry, and numerous translations, and edited Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1967). With her husband, Avraham Yarmolinsky, Deutsch translated Alexander Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin and Alexander Blok’s The Twelve, edited several anthologies of Russian and German poetry, and compiled two story collections for children. Deutsch taught at the New School for Social Research and Columbia University, where she also received an honorary doctorate in 1946.

Administrative Information

Repository: MS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Purchase and gift

Acquisition Method:

Accession number 816. Purchase from Henry Wenning, March 8, 1967

Accession number 1129. Gift of Babette Deutsch, January 8, 1970

Accession number 1641. Gift of Ann N. Ridgeway, November 9, 1984

Accession number 2103. Gift of Ray Lewis White, October 1996

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections


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Consists of clipped book reviews of Deutsch's books, 1929-1970. 427 items. Arranged chronologically.
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