The House of Wittgenstein
A Family at War
Doubleday, $28.95, 352 pp.
The mystery, glamour, and romance that surround the name Ludwig Wittgenstein are now part of our intellectual heritage. There were arguably a dozen other thinkers in the twentieth century who were as original and influential, but few of them have as much mystique. This Viennese eccentric—who published only one book in his lifetime—has captured the imagination of people who hardly know what he is talking about. Alexander Waugh appears to be one of these, and that is no...
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