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Readers learned about one of the most important times in Beethoven's life in this week's letter and the accompanying background profile. Pictured is the first page of the included Background and Bio that is a regular feature of the Arts in Letters weekly packets, all the info we can fit into a letter envelope!
This week's letter highlighted the friendship between Pre-Raphaelite artists Rossetti and Shields. Included in the Bio and Background are examples of their artworks, including an image of stained glass windows Shields designed for the chapel where Rossetti was buried.
Ever heard of Schrodinger's cat? It was a thought experiment devised by Austrian physicist Schrodinger, a friend and colleague of Albert Einstein. This week's Science packet included letters from both of these great thinkers to each other. For every letter we look up the people, events, and topics mentioned to give you an insider's understanding of the letter. Shown below are the Letter References for this week's mailing, along with an illustration of the cat problem.
What could American writer Ezra Pound have in common with 'Lawrence of Arabia,' T. E. Lawrence? In this week's featured letter Pound responds to Lawrence's request for advice in his own uniquely expressive way.
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