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Ferenczi, S. (1918). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, September 30, 1918. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919, 296.

Ferenczi, S. (1918). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, September 30, 1918. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919 , 296

Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, September 30, 1918 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sándor Ferenczi

Vienna, September 30, 1918
IX., Berggasse 19

Dear friend,

On the day of our return, at the threshhold of the new work year, I can't refrain from thanking you for all the evidence of your warm friendship these last few days, and to congratulate you for the beautiful success of the Congress as well as for your elevation. Remember the prophetic words which I told you before the first Congress in Salzburg, that we had great things in store for you.

I am swimming in satisfaction, I am lighthearted, knowing that my problem child, my life's work, is protected and preserved for the future by your participation and that of others. I will see better times approaching, if only from a distance.

So, now solidify the friendship with the man whom Providence has sent us at the right moment, and with Rank, who can't be replaced by anyone else, and let me enjoy the satisfaction of observing how well the younger ones do what the strength and longevity of the old one was not able to accomplish.

Little opportunity for a private exchange of views presented itself in Budapest. There was too much claim laid on you. This is the justification for these belated expressions of affect [diese nachträglichen Affektäusserungen].

I found a letter here in which Karger requests the sixth edition of Everyday Life.1

Would you please get the enclosed lines to Sachs,2 whose address I don't know.

Kind regards,

Freud

Notes to "Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, September 30, 1918"

1 Freud 1990b, 6th ed. (Berlin, 1919).

2 On the morning of the start of the Congress, Sachs was stricken by a severe pulmonary hemorrhage, whereupon he was admitted to a hospital in Budapest. He subsequently went to Davos for a longer stay, where he was able to cure his tuberculosis.

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