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26. From Walter Hasenclever[1]
Dresden, 20 January 1921
Esteemed Professor,
Recalling the correspondence I had the honor of conducting with
request permission to address a few words to you again. This time it concerns not
a private wish but a public one. As I already wrote you then, I believe in a strong
correlation between artistic development and scientific results within the same era.
For me, the current efforts in painting and poetry contain an intuitive foreshadow-
ing of your discoveries; would it be too immodest of me to request you to give us
a couple of lines on this connection for our
I am convinced that you,
esteemed Professor, could spare a few sentences from the abundance of your mate-
rial that will convince a larger literary public of our intellectual fellowship with
you, not to be a scientific discussion but rather aphoristic insights of some kind and
significance. Quite apart from the unconditional fealty to you by all of us, I would
like to retain your name among our circle for a later literary treatise, and I have
enough courage to venture to request this from you.
In greatest admiration, yours sincerely,
Walter Hasenclever.
27. To Paul Ehrenfest
[21 January
Dear Ehrenfest,
1) Petition for
transit permit submitted at the For[eign]
2) Please announce lecture on “Miscellany from Theoretical Physics” in the first
3–4 weeks of the summer semester. I’m going to scrounge together a suitable little
syllabus (no relativity).
3) The cashing of the check can wait until I come; the future has been provided
I’m very much looking forward to our reunion in April. Lecturing would be nice
too, if it were before a small audience. General shaking of heads—about the book
by the scribbler Moskopses [Moszkowski]. Nobody’s reading it, thank God, just
criticizing it, but not as bitterly as if it were being read—I just suspect so, because
I haven’t read it either, of
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