ad personam

Ad personam. The word 'persona' describes, as does the word 'prosopon' in Greek, the mask with which a character is portrayed on the stage. The mask is a tool, hinting at features, both chronicling and distorting them. The same holds here. Only some features are recorded. Ad personam. 
The biographical truth behind the countenance – this is what the term also means – is unattainable, as Freud had to acknowledge towards the end of his life. So let the following be – in Paul Celan's beautiful phrase– 'a message in a bottle'.

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