4 6 2 D O C U M E N T 4 6 9 F E B R U A R Y 1 9 2 7 If you should decide to keep him, then please give him my kind regards, and when he picks something up he should always first see what it is and, on the other hand, he should definitely get used to taking proper notice of something that has already been dealt with. That helps one very much so as to be organized and I know that from my own experience. As a motto for this banal instruction, I would further like to add the words cherchez la femme.[6] Dear Papa, don’t think that I’ve gone mad, when I write such a thing. But this actually isn’t directed at you but at the secretary, and I would actually just like to give him the advice to tolerate his position better. If it’s not important to him, then calmly send him away. Now I’ve unburdened my heart and would have liked to write you more about this place, but there’s still time for that. First I’d like to settle in a little more and only then be critical. Now, thank you very much for the money, which I certainly can use. You actu- ally could have calmly read Friedi’s letter I just believe it wouldn’t have interested you much and I understand well that you’d be so concerned about it. Please thank yours very much for the nice stay,[7] and I don’t quite understand why she sent along the letter as an explanation that would rather have been the duty of whoever had caused the mishap. Once I’ve become a bit more settled here, I’ll write you about here as well. Among the people I saw when I was with you, I actually liked Ehrmann[8] the best. Please give him my regards when you see him. Best wishes from Adn 470. Protest against the Unauthorized Publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses [Einstein et. al. 1927b] Dated 2 February 1927 Published 1 April 1927 In: The Humanist 4, no. 4 (1 April 1927): p. 173. [See documentary edition for English text.]
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