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Ferenczi, S. (1917). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, August 18, 1917. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919, 234.

Ferenczi, S. (1917). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, August 18, 1917. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919 , 234

Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, August 18, 1917 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sándor Ferenczi

Budapest, August 18, 1917
Grand Hôtel Royal

Dear Professor,

I can finally report to you about a favorable turn in my personal affairs. Subjectively, without any external cause, there became apparent in me the breakthrough of hitherto well-repressed feelings, which convinced me that your view that I have always been fixated on Frau G., and that the attempts at infidelity were only attempts at flight, is justified.

The turn in external relations then came yesterday. Géza, Frau G.'s husband, you see, finally provoked the break, quite according to plan, by his wanting to forbid Frau G. to receive her motherly friend Augustine (Titinéni). In the argument that ensued, it turned out that Géza agrees to the divorce and is also willing to contribute a dowry—only he wishes that Frau G., and not he, leave the house. The settlement of this and other details was entrusted to a lawyer.

I thank you for having, in disregard for all my, in part, well-constructed objections to it, insisted on settling the matter in this way. I hope for the best from this in every respect, including that of the ability to work.

I don't know whether this letter finds you still in Csorba or—as I heard—already in Lomnicz. Certainly the lively company in the Tátra—Rank, Eitingon—brought you much joy. The separation from Fräulein Anna also won't last long. I hope she will also feel well in Kótaj, despite a few all too primitive arrangements there.

I would be pleased if you made the trip home via Budapest.

With kind regards,

Your grateful,


Our plans must naturally be kept secret for a while yet.

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