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Ferenczi, S. (1923). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, May 29, 1923. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 104-105.

Ferenczi, S. (1923). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, May 29, 1923. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 104-105

Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, May 29, 1923 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sándor Ferenczi

Budapest, May 29, 1923

Dear Professor,

I was pleased to have seen you in complete work capacity and in a good mood,1 and share your favorable opinion about the malady, that is to say, its prognosis. Still, I would be very grateful to you if you would be so kind as to have a postcard come my way from time to time with the bulletin— no matter how laconically it may be composed.

The impression that Rank's communications made on me2 grows with distance. I think you should make certain concesssions to him with regard to the mode of communication. I am convinced that he is quite willing to talk through the individual chapters with you and to leave out the hasty statements, perhaps perpetrated in enthusiasm, or entire chapters.

Enclosed I send you a recently published lead article from the Parisian “Figaro,” “L'amnésie du Dr. Freud”3—certainly a sign that the ball has started rolling in France as well. Abel Hermant, the author, is one of the most gifted belletrists of the last few decades. I recommend to you the reading of his humorous anecdote “Les Transatlantiques”;4 the best parody of the Americans.

I will refer to the few events in the Society in the Rundbrief.

My intention not to go to Oxford is predominant for the time being. In the middle of June I intend to close up shop in order to go through with the operation. The X-ray examination done yesterday shows no retrosternal5 swelling of the thyroid; so, it probably has only to do with disturbances caused by a lousy goiter by impeding the circulation and irritating the nerves.

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