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Freud, S. (1930). The Goethe Prize. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XXI (1927-1931): The Future of an Illusion, Civilization and its Discontents, and Other Works, 205-214.
Freud, S. (1930). [SEU205a1]The Goethe Prize. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XXI (1927-1931): The Future of an Illusion, Civilization and its Discontents, and Other Works, 205-214
[SEU205a1]The Goethe Prize
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[SEU205a2]Editor's Note to "The Goethe Prize"
[SEU205a3](a) German Editions:
[SEU205a4]1930 Brief an Dr. Alfons Paquet Psychoanal. Bewegung, 2 (5) (Sept.–Oct.), 419.
[SEU205a5]1934 Brief an Dr. Alfons Paquet G.S., 12, 406-7.
[SEU205a6]1948 Brief an Dr. Alfons Paquet G.W., 14, 545-6.
[SEU205a8]1934 Ansprache im Frankfurter Goethe-Haus G.S., 12, 408-11.
[SEU205a9]1948 Ansprache im Frankfurter Goethe-Haus G.W., 14, 547-50.
[SEU205a10]The present translation, the first into English, is by Angela Richards.
[SEU205a11]In 1927 the City of Frankfurt founded the ‘Goethe Prize’, which was to be awarded annually to ‘a personality of established achievement whose creative work is worthy of an honour dedicated to Goethe's memory’. The first three awards were made to Stefan George the poet, Albert Schweitzer the musician and medical missionary, and Leopold Ziegler the philosophical writer. The amount of the prize was 10,000 Reichsmark—worth at that time about £500 or $2500.
[SEU205a12]At the suggestion of Alfons Paquet, a well-known man of letters who was Secretary to the Trustees of the Fund, it was decided to award the 1930 prize to Freud. This was announced to Freud (who was on holiday at the time in the Salzkammergut) in a letter from Paquet dated July 26, 1930 (printed in the Psychoanalytische Bewegung, 2, 417-18), to which Freud replied on August 3.
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