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Freud, S. (1920). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, June 17, 1920. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 28-30.

Freud, S. (1920). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, June 17, 1920. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 28-30

Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, June 17, 1920 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sigmund Freud

Vienna, June 17, 1920
IX., Berggasse 19

Dear friend,

For a long time I haven't got to work any more before my epistolary duties,1 and in these last two weeks I didn't get to writing letters either. Ernst was here with his wife, Lux, who won everyone's heart, and didn't leave until day before yesterday. Yesterday was the last Society session, discussion about Jaspers's well-known work,2 international audience, Demol (Geneva),3 v. Wyss (Zurich),4 a young Dutchman, a doctor from Australia, Frau Dr. Kempner from Rheinau,5 who deferred Sachs very well over the summer, etc. After a nine-hour torment I was still able to give a philosophic-critical lecture.

So I can only tell you today how much your communications interested me. First, I congratulate you on the public honor which has been done you, but which will, let us hope, not touch you very much.6 Then, I am pleased about the favorable turn in your personal affairs and ask you to give your dear wife cordial greetings from me.

Unfortunately, I won't come to Aussee; Anna is going to Rie's for a few weeks. You will certainly still get to enter the country. On July 30 I am going to Gastein with Minna, and at the end of August with Anna to Holland by way of Berlin—Hamburg. It will cost a fortune.7

Don't let yourself resolve to take Sokolnicka along on vacation. She has always been repugnant to me, despite undeniable talent. Her ψ analysis seems quite excellent to me; the therapeutic prospects should be good, for you know that she always held onto her men, not out of love but rather out of unsatisfied anger, and you gave her the possibility of finally getting this affect out.

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