Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Goethe and his scribes: addendum

After my previous post on Goethe and his scribes, I came across a delicious image of Voltaire, already dictating as he rises from bed, which I wanted to contrast with Goethe's more decorous procedure.

Goethe dictating to his scribe John

Voltaire Dictating at His House in Ferney, by Jean Huber

Picture credit: AKG-Images UK

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