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Frederick Philip Grove

Frederick Philip Grove was born Felix Paul Grove at Radomno in West Prussia (now a part of Poland) in 1879. Raised in Hamburg and educated at the University of Bonn and later at the University of Munich, he began his career as a poet and translator into German of many English and French writers, including Balzac, Flaubert, Gide, Swift, and Wilde. His first novel, "Fanny Essler," appeared in 1905; his second, "Maurermeister Ihle's Haus" (Mastermason Ihle's House), in the following year. He left...See more