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Freud, S. (1924). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, September 4, 1924. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 173-174.
Freud, S. (1924). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, September 4, 1924. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 173-174
Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, September 4, 1924
Semmering, September 4, 1924
I thank you for your quick reply and the declaration of your preparedness, if necessary, to jump into the breach. I would very much like to spare you the difficult additional effort; Eitingon wants to come to Vienna at the beginning of October to help in ordering things, and you should be there. Naturally it would also be preferable to me if we didn't need to change anything.
If it founders, then I will hardly be to blame for the outcome. I only fear Rank's stiffening in his bitterness, to put it straight-out: his neurosis, which has become manifest.
My behavior is clearly indicated. Since the observations that I was first able to make have shown me nothing new, I will discontinue criticism until Rank has made up for what he still owes us, which is to say in clear presentation what he believes and what he, in practice, does. Neither of these has happened; I only saw clearly, from a conversation with Reik, who was with me for an hour, how little I know about either.
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