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Freud, S. (1920). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, March 15, 1920. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 12-14.

Freud, S. (1920). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, March 15, 1920. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 12-14

Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, March 15, 1920 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sigmund Freud

Vienna, March 15, 1920
IX., Berggasse 19

Dear friend,

Received today your long-awaited but in consequence content-rich letter and don't believe that my reply will reach you so quickly—with an early arrival of five days. The day before yesterday I sent you, by way of Partós,1 a proof of my obituary for Toni, another one to the family.

I only need to echo what you say about the conditions of existence there to make it valid for my case. Just the same, even though I get 250 crowns an hour. To some extent the Anglo-Americans, of whom I now have two and expect a third after Easter, are helping out.2 But what will happen if Jones can't send me any more?

You have surely been informed by telegram that Jones and Sachs have announced themselves for March 30 and how much we would like to have them here for a ψα symposium around Eastertime. After we have truly shared everything in life with each other for ten years, the closing of the borders is now a severe deprivation. I hope you come whenever you can.3

[I] honor your plans to emigrate, which are certainly nourished by Elma,4 but it is not convenient. Above all, you must wait until after the Congress, for correspondence with Brill is impossible for reasons unknown,5 and about McCurdy we know only that he has left the American group. I now have two hours daily of practicing English, and I can assure you that treatment in a foreign language is a very hard thing. Analysis has certainly been well introduced in Hungary, but with your leaving, everything would fall apart.

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