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Ferenczi, S. (1914). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, December 9, 1914. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919, 34-35.

Ferenczi, S. (1914). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, December 9, 1914. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919, 34-35

Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, December 9, 1914 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sándor Ferenczi

Pápa, December 9, 1914

Dear Professor,

The external reason for the—internally determined—long silence was this time a rather serious cold, which I contracted during night maneuvers—which I participated in without being asked. Now I am again very well. The work relating to my transfer won't make any speedier progress than that of the Germans in the Argonne;1 mines have still been laid, although some have exploded without effect. (A year ago this military mode of expression would have been nonsensical. I fear that the entire intellectual life of Europe will be dominated by the war for years—even if peace is made earlier.)

I am very pleased that I won't have to give up hope of seeing you here sometime. I will get the valid train connections by letter from Györ tomorrow. A new, stricter commandant has simply forbidden us to make the usual Sunday excursions, so my trip to Vienna is questionable. Perhaps I will bring it about, nevertheless.

After getting to the point where I have made friends with all the ladies and gentlemen of the garrison and also satisfied my superiors as troop physician, I feel as though I have accomplished my task, and the wish to return to Budapest to normal work becomes more and more alive.

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