17846

BRACERS Record Detail

To access the original letter, email the Ready Division.

Collection code 
RA3
Class no. 
Recent acquisition no. 
69
Document no. 
.000717
Box no. 
2.61
Source if not BR 

Texas, U. of, HRC

Recipient(s) 
Morrell, Ottoline
Sender(s) 
BR
Date 
1913/03/06*
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
ALS(M)
Pieces 
2E
BR's address code (if sender) 
TC
Notes, topics or text 

"Thursday evg."

"I had a terrific contest with Wittgenstein late last night, because I told him it would do him good to read French prose, and that he was in danger of being narrow and uncivilized. He raged and stormed, and I irritated him more and more by merely smiling. We made it up in the end, but he remained quite unconvinced. The things I say to him are just the things you would say to me if you were not afraid of the avalanche they would produce—and his avalanche is just what mine would be! I feel his lack of civilization and suffer from it—it is odd how little music does to civilize people—it is too apart, too passionate, and too remote from words. He has not a sufficiently wide curiosity or a sufficient wish for a broad survey of the world. It won't spoil his work on logic, but it will make him always a very narrow specialist, and rather too much the champion of a party—that is, when judged by the highest standards."

Filed 
Published 
Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
Thread 
Reel no. 
Frame no. 
Record no. 
17846
Record created 2014/05/20
Record last modified 2020/04/08
Created/last modified by rstaple