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Babette Deutsch

Babette Deutsch

In her poetry, novels, and translations, Babette Deutsch interwove elements of vastly different cultures and times, from the Bible and Shakespeare to Russian and Japanese literature.

Birth of Babette Deutsch: poet, novelist, critic

September 22, 1895

Celebrated poet, novelist, critic, and editor Babette Deutsch was born.

Babette Deutsch

“How to sustain the miracle/Of being, that like a muted bell,/Or like some ocean-breathing shell,/Quivers, intense and still?” asked Babette Deutsch in her poem “Quandary.” Questions surrounding the miracle of life formed an important part of Babette Deutsch’s poetry. She also published many novels and works of literary criticism, but she is best known for her poetry, which was greatly influenced by Jewish themes and culture.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Babette Deutsch." (Viewed on October 1, 2014) <http://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/18978>.

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