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Ferenczi, S. (1919). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, January 6, 1919. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919, 324-325.

Ferenczi, S. (1919). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, January 6, 1919. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919 , 324-325

Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, January 6, 1919 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sándor Ferenczi

Dr. Ferenczi Sándor
idegorvos1
Budapest, January 6, 1919

Dear Professor,

I confirm receipt of your New Year's letter, the most important subject of which I will not go into now, since the entire question of the big fund is not ripe for discussion at the moment. I have no authority regarding the use of the little fund to honor Reik and to be set aside for the two prizes. Sachs, alone, should get the honorarium which has hitherto been paid to the three of us (Rank, Sachs, and me). Abraham and I are only Honorary Editors and don't deserve an honorarium.

Frau Dr. Dubovicz visited me today and asks you by way of me to take her on as a patient. There is probably no other way out for her. The treatment should determine whether she stays with her family or not. As you know, I am not suited to treat her. I also don't have any free hours.

In a few days the official judgment of the court is supposed to settle Gizella's divorce. We will get married soon thereafter, even though we don't have a place to live.

The political situation is coming more and more to a head here.2 Everything is pressing toward a showdown between the extreme parties: the Communists on the one hand, the reactionaries on the other. The parties of the center (also the Social Democratic, which is now in power) may not hold. The reactionary1 will probably be promoted by the French. The final determination naturally depends on the outcome of the same struggle in Germany.

Naturally, not many people are interested in psychoanalysis at this time.

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