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Freud, S. (1916). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, November 26, 1916. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919, 162.

Freud, S. (1916). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, November 26, 1916. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919 , 162

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Sigmund Freud

Vienna, November 26, 1916
IX., Berggasse 19

Dear friend,

I don't want to leave your letter for long without a reply. It seems to me that you are now using your analysis as a means of confusing your affairs, as you earlier used it to delay. But your behavior will be settled by the single aphorism of the poet:

One speaks much in vain,

in order to deny;

the other hears from

everything

only the no.1

That Frau G. is totally of my persuasion proceeds from her refusal, which is definitely not neurotic.

It remains your task to regain health and ability to achieve, since there is little to be attained in the way of happiness in love under these circumstances.

I don't understand how the liberation from a “compulsion” to marry Frau G. can have such a salutary effect on you. Nothing of such a compulsion can be felt from any quarter. Perhaps you meant the compulsion to coital intercourse.

You seem to be making much too much out of your Basedow.

Sophie has been here with the child since the morning of the 17th; Oli came two days later. I am now working on an essay for Ignotus, which is turning out to be a bit too difficult.

Kind regards,

Freud

Notes to "Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, November 26, 1916"

1 ‘Man spricht vergebens viel, / um zu versagen; / der andere hört von allem / nur das Nein’ (Goethe, Iphigenie auf Tauris 1.3).

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