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By Matthäus Merian

Quadrupeds, birds, fishes, and bugs depicted realistically and fancifully, plus such fable creatures as unicorns, dragons, and basilisks. crucial quantity of royalty-free snap shots for advertisement artists.

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How imperfect and fragmentary my “published oeuvre” seems to me! A great many works that are unimportant from the viewpoint of “doctrine”; therefore, sensational from the biographical point of view. ᨽ I’m attempting a grandiose thing: a new synthesis of world culture. I count myself today among the few who have access to obsolete myths and symbols, to the spiritual meanings of the life long since superseded in the mental evolution of humankind. , etc. In addition: affabulation, journalism, essay writing.

In the fall, I read Camões and a great deal of Portuguese literature. In November I began the book on Salazar. Winter—tremendous effort writing it. Today I took a brief inventory of the pages of manuscript. 1 I’ve gotten through the worst sicknesses (October–January). I’ve read tremendously. I’ve suffered tremendously. I’ve meditated on my philosophical system. I’ve discovered the formula of the future center of Romanian missionaization that I want to establish. 16 February Three days in Algarve, in southern Portugal, to see the almond trees in bloom.

Etc. indd 31 11/12/09 3:52:53 PM 32 The Portugal Journal as the war with Russia lasts. Dinu replies that the war is not a decisive thing. 25 ᨽ 1942, Berlin Gorneanu [a member of the Legation] takes me today to Carl Schmitt,26 who has wanted for a long time to know the true story about Nae Ionescu’s philosophy. A house in Dahlem, with very un-Germanic furniture, several modern paintings, and a library rich in old books. Carl Schmitt is a small man with a face not very impressive but luminous, animated.

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