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to the storms: that changes things alot.

I am far from experiencing uneasyness about the idea of collaborating with your magazine, and I already have a fixed plan. It consists of many different things that seem to me worthy of being said and that interest you perhaps, everything said the in the form of rhyming correspondence, talking about the political, literary conditions and other peculiarities from our country and our time.

In a certain way this will be my profession of faith. And to you, Mr. Brandes, and to your cause, I will not give direct support. But there is another way for me to be one of your followers. I must limit myself to my sphere of ideas, which is very small. It i the one in which I can better ecercide my activity. Don't see any egotism in that!

I can't yet tell you when it will be possible for me to begin my contribution. The monster Julian kidnaps me, and I can't get rid of him. We shall speak about it at some point. The perspective of pretendign to be a politician does nto scare me. What's more: I am ashamed that I will be seen as a stranger to the parties.

Henrik Ibsen.

Notes,-- These letters were written by Ibsen to the great critic Georg Brandes, from June, 1869 til July, 1872, as you can see in the dates of the letters. In these letters floats, like sweet perfume, the sincere blooming of the genuis in intimacy. A hispanic writer has enclosed these, when receiving them from Madame Remusat. The interest and success that these letters have produced-says such writer-when they were published in La Revenue de Paris, was big, mainly among the studious people.

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