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Freud, S. (1926). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, September 19, 1926. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 278.

Freud, S. (1926). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, September 19, 1926. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 278

Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, September 19, 1926 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sigmund Freud

Semmering, September 19, 1926

Dear friend,

Before you entrust yourself to the sea in order to call on the land of the dollar barbarians, accept a cordial farewell greeting—for yourself and your dear wife—from me as a commitment to give me news about yourself often enough.

I received your Rank critique, find it decisive enough, somewhat flatter on the point about the analysis of the wolf-dream than it would have turned out with me. In this I am certainly laden with affect, of which you were able to sense only a reflection. I didn't recommend any changes. He will have enough as it is.

I haven't heard anything further from G. S. Viereck.

Yesterday Federn brought over to me the “Psychoanalytic Chapbook,” published by him and Meng.1 Meng and Alexander seem to be our best hope for the future.

Eitingon wants to visit us on the 25th of the month; we will decide the future of Imago, probably in favor of keeping it.

The weather is magically beautiful, everyone well. We are thinking with regret about the departure on the 30th of the month.

Now, in the spirit of the omnipotence of thoughts,2 a forceful “good luck” for journey and return!

Yours,

Freud

Notes to "Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, September 19, 1926"

1 Paul Federn and Heinrich Meng, eds., Das psychoanalytische Volksbuch (Stuttgart, 1926).

2Animism, Magic, and the Omnipotence of Thoughts,” the third essay of Totem and Taboo (Freud 1912-13a).

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