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Ferenczi, S. (1917). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, April 11, 1917. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919, 195.

Ferenczi, S. (1917). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, April 11, 1917. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919 , 195

Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, April 11, 1917 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sándor Ferenczi

K. Semmering,
April 11, 19171

Dear Professor,

I sent you two papers with today's mail—an original work and a communication.2 I eagerly await your judgment about the former.

Physical condition: satisfactory. I wrote to Prof. Pineles and await news from him. Possibly I will visit him (and you) very soon in Vienna.

Frau G. seems to have written to her daughter already that she should come to Budapest as soon as possible, where she will still be very happy. By that she meant Elma's marriage to me. Now she (Frau G.) feels bound to Elma by means of this unspoken promise.

Instead of further energetic courtship I reacted to the last rejection with apathy and some depression. It seems that Frau G.'s maternal role is protected by her always having to seize the initiative, but I am powerless in the face of her defense, and I immediately resign.—But maybe this time I will overcome this impulse.

I am pleased about the rise in your practice. A [female] patient whom I sent to you from here won't be accepted any longer in the end?

The great worries about the future of the world are also penetrating the walls of this otherwise only cheerful and carefree house. The situation is daily becoming gloomier. With you, on top of that, there are the worries about your sons. Forsooth, no beautiful spring. It has also been snowing here again for three days.

Many kind regards,

Ferenczi

Notes to "Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, April 11, 1917"

1 Year erroneously given as 1916 in the original.

2 The communication has not been identified.

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