Babette Deutsch


Birthday September 22, 1895

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace New York

DEATH DATE Nov 13, 1982 (87)

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American poet, translator, editor, and novelist best known for Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, a poetry collection published in 1954. Her other notable works include Coming of Age and Mask of Silenus.

Before Fame

She was born and raised in New York City and began publishing poems while studying at Barnard College.


She was awarded an honorary D. Litt. by Columbia University in 1946.

Family Life

She published an anthology of Russian poetry in 1921. In that same year, she married fellow translator and writer Avrahm Yarmolinsky.

Associated With

She translated Eugene Onegin, a famous work by Alexander Pushkin, into English.