Posts Tagged: Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

15 books for 2015

Bricktop, Baron Corvo and Bertolt Brecht join a cast of…oh, about two dozen

15 books for 2015

Bricktop, Baron Corvo and Bertolt Brecht join a cast of…oh, about two dozen

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven | poems

The “Dada Baroness” blurs the line between art and poetry

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven | poems

The “Dada Baroness” blurs the line between art and poetry

Pearls: Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

The baroness offers punctuation as unusual as her itinerary

Pearls: Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

The baroness offers punctuation as unusual as her itinerary

Circles: Natalie Clifford Barney

One of the most prominent of Paris’s 20th century American expatriates, Barney networked at an Olympian level.

Circles: Natalie Clifford Barney

One of the most prominent of Paris’s 20th century American expatriates, Barney networked at an Olympian level.

Circles: Fanny zu Reventlow

The “Cosmic Countess” serves as a fairly arbitrary mid-point around which to gather some of the key figures who made the Bavarian capital one of Europe’s most exciting, progressive cities at the beginning of the 20th century.

Circles: Fanny zu Reventlow

The “Cosmic Countess” serves as a fairly arbitrary mid-point around which to gather some of the key figures who made the Bavarian capital one of Europe’s most exciting, progressive cities at the beginning of the 20th century.

Circles: H.D./Bryher

When you’re mapping the relations of H.D. and Bryher, complication is a given. Their relationship lasted from 1918 to H.D.’s death in 1961 but as the diagram indicates, this was a far from exclusive arrangement.

Circles: H.D./Bryher

When you’re mapping the relations of H.D. and Bryher, complication is a given. Their relationship lasted from 1918 to H.D.’s death in 1961 but as the diagram indicates, this was a far from exclusive arrangement.

I am such miserable thing

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven’s letters make pretty difficult reading in every sense (deciphering the handwriting, parsing her eccentric syntax and then encountering the desolation of her life).

I am such miserable thing

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven’s letters make pretty difficult reading in every sense (deciphering the handwriting, parsing her eccentric syntax and then encountering the desolation of her life).

Catching up

Body Sweats, a collection of writings by Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, is a capital B capital D Big Deal in the shadow world of Strange Flowers. I’ve leafed through 2011’s back pages to see what else I’ve missed (or in some cases, forgotten) of the year’s books.

Catching up

Body Sweats, a collection of writings by Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, is a capital B capital D Big Deal in the shadow world of Strange Flowers. I’ve leafed through 2011’s back pages to see what else I’ve missed (or in some cases, forgotten) of the year’s books.

Strange Flowers guide to Berlin: part 4

Else was shocked when management barred her entry one day, on the grounds that she didn’t consume enough. “Is a poet who consumes a lot even a poet?” she fumed. And so as the First World War approached, Café des Westens fell out of favour with the avant-garde.

Strange Flowers guide to Berlin: part 4

Else was shocked when management barred her entry one day, on the grounds that she didn’t consume enough. “Is a poet who consumes a lot even a poet?” she fumed. And so as the First World War approached, Café des Westens fell out of favour with the avant-garde.

Strange Flowers guide to Berlin: part 2

At the Weisse Maus there’s a fine line between performer and prostitute, but Anita Berber leaves no doubt that she is not on the menu. She acts up and acts out, urinating on stage, breaking a champagne bottle over a punter’s head.

Strange Flowers guide to Berlin: part 2

At the Weisse Maus there’s a fine line between performer and prostitute, but Anita Berber leaves no doubt that she is not on the menu. She acts up and acts out, urinating on stage, breaking a champagne bottle over a punter’s head.

A German miscellany

The documentary just shown on German TV about Weimar Berlin included Lotte Lenya singing a mesmerising “Seeräuber Jenny” and a rare glimpse of Valeska Gert’s infamous grotesque dances.

A German miscellany

The documentary just shown on German TV about Weimar Berlin included Lotte Lenya singing a mesmerising “Seeräuber Jenny” and a rare glimpse of Valeska Gert’s infamous grotesque dances.

Dada Baroness

There is ample evidence to suggest that the “Dada Baroness”, with her compulsion to invest mass-produced objects with totemic significance, exerted a strong influence on Duchamp’s readymades and thus on the entire history of 20th century art.

Dada Baroness

There is ample evidence to suggest that the “Dada Baroness”, with her compulsion to invest mass-produced objects with totemic significance, exerted a strong influence on Duchamp’s readymades and thus on the entire history of 20th century art.