Scofield Thayer an Arthur Schnitzler, 9. 7. 1922
Thank you very much indeed for the letters you were so generous as to give me.
Thomas Mann was at home when I called. Both he and his wife asked particularly after you. He is allowing me to translate Tristan 1 for the Dial. It was your son who first called my attention to this story.
Hermann Bahr was out when I first called after him, but his
secretary telephoned me at the hotel to come to-day (Sunday) at 10 A.M. As this is the hour for divine service in my country, it seemed appropiate to look up God upon this day and hour. He is delightful – not a bit the
go God of my country.
Mr Bahr is going to write for the Dial 2 an article about America from the point of view of one who originally got his American Illusions from Walt Whitman and who has had them shattered by the book 3 reviewed in the leading article 4 of the Dial for June. Mr. Bahr had already read this book. And I am sending him, to eke out the picture, Santayana’s own recent book on » American Characteristics 5«.
Please allow me to thank you again for all your so generous hospitality to me.
UK Cambridge University Library Schnitzler, B 336
eh. Brief, 1 Bl., 3 S., Lateinschrift, Briefkopf: » HOTEL VIER JAHRESZEITEN / LEITUNG: OTTO BUSCH / In Geschäftsverbindung mit: / Hotel Drei Mohren, Augsburg / Hotel Rissersee, Garmisch-Partenkirchen / Kuranstalt Hohenlohe, Mergentheim / Kurhaus, Bad Mergentheim / Bad Friedrichshall , Thüringen / MÜNCHEN , den «, hs. Unterstreichungen von Schnitzler (?) in Rotstift.