Biography of Grete Gulbransson
Grete Gulbransson (born Jehly, 31 July 1882 – 26 March 1934) was an Austrian writer and poet, best known for her 1934 family chronicle Geliebte Schatten, which became a best-seller.
Greta Jehly was born in Bludenz, Vorarlberg, the daughter of the painter Jakob Jehly and Wanda von Pöllnitz. She was a half-sister of the writer Norman Douglas and her maternal great-grandfather was General James Ochoncar Forbes (1765–1843), 17th Lord Forbes. At the age of nineteen, after the death of her parents, she settled in Munich, where she came into contact with the intellectual and artistic milieu around the satirical magazine Simplicissimus. There she met and married the Norwegian painter and cartoonist Olaf Gulbransson in 1906. She documented in her diaries their life in the bohemian quarter Schwabing. They had a son, Olaf Andreas Gulbransson, who became a noted church architect. The Gulbranssons divorced in 1923. Due to financial difficulties Greta moved back to Vorarlberg at the end of the 1920s. From 1930 to 1934 she lived at Schloss Weißenberg in Batschuns.
Grete Gulbransson could make itself particularly with in Vorarlberg 1934 and since that time several times presented Familiensaga loved shade a name appeared. After the death of its parents the 19-jährige in Munich established itself, where she brought contacts closer to the legendary Simplicissimus - circle around the publisher and Kulturmäzen Alfred being enough attached. By being enough she became acquainted with the Norwegian painter and Simplicissimuskarikaturisten Olaf Gulbransson , her to 14. August 1906 in Munich married. The marriage with Gulbransson, from which the architect and master of building of churches Olaf Andreas Gulbransson came of, became divorced in March 1923. Due to financial difficulties Grete Gulbransson its resident of Munich house, the Kefernest , letting had, why its point of food end of the 1920er-Jahre shifted again to Vorarlberg. From 1930 to Jänner 1934 it lived on lock white mountain in Batschuns, Vorarlberg. Gulbransson, which already came by its parents' house as child with art and culture into contact, concerned itself early with literature, particularly with lyric poetry. 1914 appeared their first Lyrikband, which she called poems; second followed 1922 (eternal call). In later years she tried also the drama, then she published 1932 the piece of homeland ask-logs. Likewise 1932 developed the Ballade Ehreguta as well as smaller Prosaskizzen. Parallel to their literary activity it led since 1892 sporadically, since 1896 consistently diary. These of it as life's work called, extensive recordings, 222 volumes with approximately 90,000 hand written sides, give detailed idea of the cultural happening regionally (Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein) and internationally (Italy, Munich, Vienna, Berlin, England, Norway) coined/shaped environments. At the same time they document in the first decades of the twentieth century in nearly all areas of life paradigm change taken place, which changed the face of the European environment radically.
Grete Gulbransson's Works:
Geliebte Schatten. Eine Chronik der Heimat. Grote, Berlin 1934. (Re-printed by Bregenz, H. Lingenhöle u. Co 1995. ISBN 3-85162-016-X)
Gedichte. Fischer, Berlin 1914
Ewiger Ruf. Musarion, München 1922
Batlogg. Montafoner Heimatstück in 6 Bildern. Schruns 1932
Ehreguta. Ballade. F. Dworzak, Bludenz 1932
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