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Ferenczi, S. (1924). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, December 25, 1924. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 196-197.
Ferenczi, S. (1924). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, December 25, 1924. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 196-197
Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, December 25, 1924
Budapest, December 25, 1924
I couldn't understand why the correspondence about the general meeting of the Verlag suddenly broke off. Then came your mystical revelation in the Rundbrief, until finally Rank's letter and your note brought the solution to the problem. That was certainly a surprising and—I believe—in every respect favorable turn in this affair, which has been so painful for all of us.
You are right: a trace of distrust has remained in me. But by and large I am reassured by Rank's very honest-sounding letter, and I unhesitatingly replied to him in the old tone of friendship, and I have also already received the very happy response to this reply. But why did he so easily give up the plan to come here? A personal talk with me would have contributed much to clarifying things.
From a practical standpoint we can be very satisfied with the state of affairs; the personal is ironed out in the analytical talk with you, the scientific is relegated to the from now on unobjectionable public discussion. In a hint I prepared Rank for detailed critiques, in which I also intend to participate.
I still don't know how and what the remaining Committee members replied; if you have time, please be so kind as to inform me about that.
I spent the two holidays in complete inactivity in my family circle; on Christmas Eve this extended family (approximately twenty-four persons) gathered at our place. There was a lively exchange of gifts.
Tomorrow Aichhorn will speak in our Society.
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