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Ferenczi, S. (1924). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, June 4, 1924. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 154-155.

Ferenczi, S. (1924). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, June 4, 1924. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 154-155

Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, June 4, 1924 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sándor Ferenczi

Budapest, June 4, 1924

Dear Professor,

A few difficult analyses force me to work, even during the Whitsun holidays; so this time my visit with you must be canceled. Let us hope you will recover to some extent also in this interim vacation.

I was and am very pleased about the trust that you have in me, and I consider it a high honor that you don't consider me unworthy to take over the direction and education of the Vienna colleagues. On the other hand, I also appreciate your objection that it is unpleasant simply to chase away Hitschmann, who is responsible for the donation. To that should be added, as you correctly say, the difficulty in finding a place to live, which could scare me off as long as it isn't solved somehow. So, the result of our correspondence remains a theoretical one, at least for the time being; I can only think about the practical realization when all these hindrances have been removed.

Since the Vienna problem is not so current, there is nothing holding me back from returning to a plan of Rank's, who wrote to me from America, [asking whether] I would like to come over for a few months, since he is not getting finished with the work over there. (His letter came at almost the same time as your reply to my letter.) A series of colleagues have the intention of having themselves analyzed there by me. I have already agreed in principle, and, in fact, for the fall. Therefore I have to bring the still unfinished analyses to an end in the course of the fall. (No less than four in July!) Should the plan be realized, I will also take my wife along, who will be indispensable to me as a companion (I hope not also as a nurse).

The American plan is a purely financial matter for me.

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