Honoured and Dear Professor:
Thank you very much Professor for the piece which I devoured like a hungry wolf. It is my impression that you have eaten those Vienna devils with their hooves, whom I have some respect for (for throwing themselves against a perpendicular wall like they mean it, not like our Chwistek), but whom I hate intellectually. And they were eaten precisely on their own terrain. This brochure is a classic model of a noble fight – as such it should be an example for our polemicists. I also thank you for the letter. I was just about to write. Out of the works you have mentioned I do not have „Zur Real. und Ideal.” and „Über das Pet. Princ.” – these were the ones that stimulated me mentally for some discussion. (There, where it comes to a positive filling in of what the original analysis yields). I have to take it from Tatarkiewicz again. Though it’s not the same, to read someone else’s book. I asked the board of the Mian[owski] Fund to send you my “hauptwerk”, which has finally been published. But so far I have had no news. I will either insert my dedication separately, or I will send it to you to paste it in. Unfortunately I am v[ery] poor at writing letters. I met Metallman in Kr[akow] and I liked him v[ery] much. As far as “Lit[erarische] Kunstw[erk]” is concerned, I am only on page 100 (precisely 92). In the past I would have devoured it at once. But the matter is difficult, and I am only partially interested, because I am done with Aesthetics. In addition, I am writing a lot, however please forgive me, but essentially (as a nominalist) I do not agree with you on many points.
I enclose my words of respect, affection, and gratitude.
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