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Freud, S. (1916). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, April 13, 1916. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919, 124.

Freud, S. (1916). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, April 13, 1916. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919 , 124

Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, April 13, 1916 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sigmund Freud

Vienna, April 13, 1916
IX., Berggasse 19

Dear friend,

I had the book by Kaplan referred to Hitschmann, but I don't quite approve of your position. I think you, as the German and medical editor, should treat all the more important publications that impinge on ΨA, and we can't limit ourselves to the few that adhere in every respect to our way of looking at things. We can't very well dismiss the book by Kaplan; a review also doesn't always necessitate a full-fledged immersion into its content, as is the case with the Bordeauxers.1

I was not very well all last week and didn't work at all. Over Easter I am planning to visit Oli2 and make him aware of what he is still unconvinced of, that he has to view his imminent divorce as a piece of luck. The arrival of my daughter has been called into question by the gratifying circumstance that Max is now on leave in Hamburg. Yesterday Martin left by way of Salzburg as heavy artillery. He swears by the offensive against Italy, while rumors have otherwise been going around that it has been given up.—I will prepare the essay on character types for Imago, and donate the one about transformations of anal erotism to the Zeitschrift.3

I hope to hear good things from you and greet you cordially.



Notes to "Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, April 13, 1916"

1 I.e., as in Ferenczi's review of Régis and Hesnard (Ferenczi 1915, 175). Kaplan's book was discussed by Ferenczi after all (see letter 571, n. 10).

2 On April 23 Freud visited his son Oliver, who was involved in the construction of a new tunnel in the Carpathians, in Mosty, north of the Jablunka Pass. The next day they traveled together to the city of Teschen (Cesky Tesin/Cieszyn), seat of the Prochaska Press (calendar entries by Freud, Library of Congress; Clark, Freud, p. 380; see also letter 607).

3 “Some Character-Types Met with in Psycho-Analytic Work” (Freud 1916d; Imago 4 [1916]: 317-336), and “On Transformations of Instinct as Exemplified in Anal Erotism” (Freud 1916-17e; Zeitschrift 4 [1916-17]: 125-130).

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