Fanny [pseud. for FPG & FrL].
Ein Porträt: drei Sonette. Gedichte / von Fanny Essler [pseud. for Greve
& Else v. Freytag-Loringhoven]. --
Description: [ca. 15 p.] : 4 facsims. --
FPG research collection ; Box 1, Documents
Annotation: Phc and mss. copy of seven poems published in the Munich journal
Die Freistatt, Aug. (2) & Oct. (3), 1904, and Mar. (2), 1905. -- In typescript,
from Greve/Grove Poetry Edition, pp.40-48, with 4 facsims, pp.49a&b. -- Greve
claims authorship for this poetry cycle in his letter to Gide (17.10.1904); but
since Else von Freytag-Loringhoven's poem "Du" (ca. 1924; facsim.) in Maryland
is clearly a shortened version of the seventh poem by Fanny Essler [Mar. 1905],
her collaboration is certain. Also, her poem "Schalk" [ca. 1923/24; facsim.]
is a an expansion of the central three Fanny Essler sonnets [Oct.1904]: to the
three details of Else's lover Greve -- his [cold] eyes, [brutal] hands, and [lying]
mouth -- she has added other unflattering attributes, like his heart of stone.
Thie reflects her bitterness of Greve's abandonment of her in Sparta, Kentucky,
The National Library of Canada has established the name "Fanny Essler" which
is also the title of Greve's novel about Else's life in 1905,as a joint pseudonym
for her and Greve in 1993.
Felix Paul, 1879-1909 Authorship Collaboration.
Elsa von, 1874-1927 Authorship Collaboration.
literature German authors Biography Sources.
Holdings: Elizabeth Dafoe Library Mss 12