imediat ce m-am trezit azi, m-am întrebat, destul de din senin, dacă bertrand russell a avut copii. aflu de pe wikipedia că omul ăsta care-a prins atâtea lumi și-atâta istorie într-o viață (1872 – 1970) a avut vreo 4 soții și multe iubiri pe lângă, plus ceva copii, dintre care unul a ajuns istoric etc., dar nu despre asta vreau să vorbesc, ci despre alte anecdote mai cu haz:
aflăm despre părinții lui că were radical for their times. Russell’s father, Viscount Amberley, was an atheist and consented to his wife’s affair with their children’s tutor, the biologist Douglas Spalding. Both were early advocates of birth control at a time when this was considered scandalous
apoi dau de altă frază, una de ținut minte [despre prima nevastă]: Their marriage began to fall apart in 1901 when it occurred to Russell, while he was cycling, that he no longer loved her.
și apoi o glumiță, ce să facem [cu dora, a nu știu câta nevastă]: While in China, Russell became gravely ill with pneumonia, and incorrect reports of his death were published in the Japanese press. When the couple visited Japan on their return journey, Dora notified the world that “Mr. Bertrand Russell, having died according to the Japanese press, is unable to give interviews to Japanese journalists.” The press were not amused and did not appreciate the sarcasm.
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