"What must the censors think!"

Wittgenstein, Ludwig, Austrian philosopher (1889-1951). Autograph letter signed ("Ludwig").

Trinity College, Cambridge, 4 Feb. 1947.

8vo. 2 pages.


Unpublished letter, in German, to his sister Helene Salzer, née Wittgenstein: "Little Helene, my uncle! (What must the censors think!) […] I have not listened to music for a long time. I would like to hear Schumann quartets again. Recently I remembered the beginning of one quartet - the introduction - and was quite delighted. Unfortunately, two floors below my rooms someone is playing the piano & I am much disturbed by the miserable plunking (mostly Beethoven). Oddly, it sometimes almost prevents me from breathing […]" (transl.).

With censorship stamp.


Not in: McGuinness, R. Schweizer (ed.), Wittgenstein. Eine Familie in Briefen, Innsbruck and Vienna, 2018.

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