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Ferenczi, S. (1914). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, August 24, 1914. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919, 14-15.

Ferenczi, S. (1914). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, August 24, 1914. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919 , 14-15

Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, August 24, 1914 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sándor Ferenczi

ABBAZIA1

Budapest, August 24, 1914

Dear Professor,

Instead of a telegram, which wouldn't arrive much sooner anyway, I am replying in this more detailed fashion.—

Your letter, which illustrates so splendidly the mood swings, alternating every hour, to which we are all subject, culminates in the same disparaging assessment of Frau A[ustria]2 that I, too, had to make. As an example of the regularity [Gesetzmässigkeit] in the psychic sphere, I can share with you the fact that the libidinal inclination in favor of the above personality which materialized in me in the presence of more favorable news was likewise transformed into its opposite; at the same time, some libido became available to a degree for our scientific efforts.

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