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Author: Essler, Fanny [pseud. for FPG & FrL].

Title: Gedichte. Ein Porträt: drei Sonette. Gedichte / von Fanny Essler [pseud. for Greve & Else v. Freytag-Loringhoven]. --

Published: 1904-1905.
Description: [ca. 15 p.] : 4 facsims. --
Series: Divay 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, in 1911/12.
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.

Subjects: Greve, Felix Paul, 1879-1909 Authorship Collaboration.
Freytag-Loringhoven, Elsa von, 1874-1927 Authorship Collaboration.
Canadian literature German authors Biography Sources.

Holdings: Elizabeth Dafoe Library Mss 12

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