Letter from Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz written 25.02.1936
Honoured and Dear Professor:
Thank you very much for the nice letter, full of interesting news from Germany. I would very much like to hear more in person. I am currently in a v[ery] unlettery temperament, because I am writing two things at once: a critique of Wittgenstein (fighting the demons beyond my capacities I develop myself internally) and the so-called “Unwashed Souls” (a thing about the Polish inferiority complex). Apart from that, I read a lot. That’s how my schedule has worked out, that first I have to deal with the Viennese in my own way, and then move on to you in relation to Husserl, whose new things I must get to know. I read Leib und Seele by Busse and (the same title) by Aloys Wenzel. What things people invent instead of falling simpely [sic.] into monadism? Kotarbiński sent me his criticism of my “hauptwerk”, to which I have responded and I asked (and he too) Tatarkiewicz to publish these in one issue (of PF [Przegląd Filozoficzny] – Philosophical Review). But I do not know if them willing to do it [sic]. It would be a pity if they didn’t, and no benefit for me. I’m sure that until April I’ll stay put here. Are you not planning a trip here for E[aster]? At any rate, in March I will not be in W[arsaw].
I r[eally] miss a good conversation with you. Meanwhile, I enclose words of respect and affection for you both, F.G. = family greetings
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How much I envy you that you can see something outside Hala Gąsienicowa. Which is also fine – I do not complain, but after all, etc.