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Freud, S. (1921). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, August 18, 1921. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 66-67.

Freud, S. (1921). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, August 18, 1921. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 66-67

Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, August 18, 1921 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sigmund Freud

Seefeld Kurheim
August 18, 1921

[…]1 [ex]isting border restrictions and the laziness which exists, here, at least, there is a question as to who should visit the other first. It is magnificently beautiful in Seefeld, the cuisine is doing my wife, who came from Aussee in a rather miserable state, much good; the little one (Ernstl) is thriving excellently,2 and for that reason I would like to make large monetary sacrifices in order to be able to stay, if we can. The hostess, you see, is an exploitative, arid, anti-Semitic goose, who acts respectable and [conveys] the feeling of being tolerated only in Paradise. Also, daughter and niece (Maus)3 have very poor accommodations. But there is no lodging to be had anywhere, and one is helplessly delivered to the enemies.

[…] [Con]gress […]4 probably only a peak of depression. My occult review5 is finished. Novelties: Jelliffe6 visited me on the last day in Gastein, an imposing swindler; Brill is coming on board on August 23 to visit Jones and me, in order to make peace with us from August 30 to September 14. I still don't know where. The (first) French translation of the Five Lectures7 has been published. The Verlag has not sent me any more of your proofs; it would be a pleasure for me to participate. You should also let your wish be known. The title “Elements of Ψ A” is perhaps too systematic.

With kind regards to you and Frau Gisela, your

Still older

Freud

Notes to "Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, August 18, 1921"

1 The first two lines are missing. The page was torn and has been glued together (upside down, however), though with part still missing. It could read something like: “Dear friend, [new paragraph] Because of the ex—-”

2 See letter 868.

3 Cäcilie (“Maus”), born in 1899, the daughter of Freud's sister Regina (“Rosa”) and Heinrich Graf (1852-1908). A year later she committed suicide when she discovered that she was pregnant (Jones III, 86; Lisa Appignanesi and John Forrester, Freud's Women [London, 1992], p. 21).

4 The bracketed passages indicate that, again, one or two lines are missing, this time on the reverse of the page.

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