Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("R. Schumann").
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To the (unnamed) German composer Carl Ferdinand Becker: "Since you mention Sch[illing] in St[uttgart], it occurs to me that we really ought to mention his [Logiken] in the journal as, in effect, the most important recent literary undertaking (at least in quantity). Would you like to write such an article? There must be a superfluity of material for such remarks. Otherwise, as you say, Sch. is a most miserable man, to whom we should really pay no attention, but he knows how to look the public directly in the eye, and that really has to be said, briefly and clearly. Think about it. Another thing: I have asked some supporters of our journal to fetch Herr Erich for a weekly walk, on Sundays (at 11 a.m.), to have a mutual discussion about the journal, its weal and woe, to suggest and adopt alterations, where desirable, etc. etc. Would you like to take part in the walk? Please let me know soon. In a postscript, Schumann has added; I have already asked you for an essay on Marx's doctrine; do you remembering that? [Merz] wrote to me some time ago and asked for you" (transl.). - Published (in parts) in: Friedrich Gustav Jansen (ed.): Robert Schumann's Briefe. Neue Folge. Leipzig, Breitkopf und Härtel, 1904, p. 155, no. 157. Lower left corner loose, but enclosed.