Essler, Fanny 1879-1948
Most widely held works by Fanny Essler
Gedichte. Ein Porträt: drei Sonette. Gedichte by Fanny Essler ( Book )
in German and held by 1 library worldwide
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.