Letter from Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz written 06.12.1938

6.XII 1938

Honoured and Dear Professor:
Thank you v[ery] much for the card, but I must say that there was some misunderstanding. I sent you the manuscript for a strictly private review, indicating that I can write a broader and deeper one, because this was the first draft. I would rather  A[jdukiewicz] (who, as it seemed to me, is not very “fond’ of me, if he notices me at all), did not read it before you, whom I allow myself to treat as someone closer. Well, whatever you think.  In any case, thank you very much for everything. As to the “way of writing” 1) it must be noted that after all  I am a writer and I have my own personal approach, because it seems phil[osophical] literature is written in one style. 2) Please forgive me, but as far as I can see professors would always like everyone to do things the way they want it. Isn’t  it “habitus constitutionalis” or something similar. Please do not get upset about this  letter. But I would like to know exactly what “shocks”.
ERFB [I enclose words of respect and friendship for you both] F.G. [family greetings] 3W [Your faithful Witkacy].