August Strindberg (1886)

August Strindberg, Gersau, 1886
A photographic self-⁠portrait

Courtesy of the website of the Kungliga biblioteket, Stockholm

Carissime Doctor!

Θέλω, θέλω μανῆναι!

Litteras tuas non sine perturbatione accepi et tibi gratias ago.
Rectius vives, Licini, neque altum
Semper urgendo, neque dum procellas
Cautus horrescis nimium premendo

Litus iniquum.

Interdum juvat insanire!
Vale et Fave!

– August Strindberg, from the last letter to Friedrich Nietzsche, December 31, 1888

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