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Freud, S. (1921). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, April 17, 1921. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 54-55.
Freud, S. (1921). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, April 17, 1921. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 54-55
Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, April 17, 1921
Vienna, April 17, 1921
IX., Berggasse 19
The letter that I am answering here is the one of March 28. It contains nothing, to be sure, that would have required a speedy reaction, but you can draw a conclusion about my state of affairs from the time interval. With nine hours of work (four of which in listenting to English), correcting proofs, reading manuscripts, carrying out correspondences, there is really not much of me left.
Your motives about wishing different, foreign practice are certainly unassailable; your project will not become more feasible by dint of that. I have written to Jones to the effect that he should think about directing patients to Budapest: I am taken care of for a long time to come. Naturally, my security plunges when the crown increases. What brings foreigners to Vienna is purely and simply the currency.
I was certainly surprised that you could express the worries of a retiree. We had decided among ourselves that one doesn't worry too much about the future, lives and works as long as it goes, and doesn't feel responsible for anything else. What you fear, especially, is also not anything at all current.—
Our summer plans are also not firm. July 15 to August 15, Gastein with Minna, while Mama and Anna go to Aussee. A Berlin [lady] friend is supposed to bring little Ernst from Hamburg along to us there. (Both children are said to leave much to be desired, healthwise.) But what will happen afterward has not been determined. I would like for the four of us to go to Brioni, where we had three such beautiful days in 1914; then, from September 15, North Germany, Congress. The latter should be paid from the monies of the endowment.
Your project with Stärcke has greatly interested me. But one knows so little about him personally and has so little opportunity for contact. Such a requirement would probably have to be connected with an intervention which elevates him from his inferior financial position. It should be considered.
Two weeks ago today, on April 3, Martin welcomed his eldest child, a nice boy, who will be given the name Anton and will probabaly also answer to it.1
I am very satisfied that you have decided about the two books of collected papers.2 You will find great approbation. Our Verlag is also maintaining itself very well materially.
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