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Ferenczi, S. (1927). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, July 2, 1927. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 315-316.

Ferenczi, S. (1927). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, July 2, 1927. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 315-316

Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, July 2, 1927 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sándor Ferenczi

Semmering, July 2, 1927

Dear friend,

Your letter was welcome, it is going to Eitingon today. I hadn't heard anything from you in three weeks and was worrying superfluously. I haven't seen my brother after Paris since June 16, up here. What he has told you about my glowing condition doesn't seem to me to be very justified, unfortunately. I also send kind regards to the Groddecks, but his [Noah's] Ark fantasies1 are becoming less and less palatable to me. (Between us.) Rank is developing his talent as a confidence man. Will he have overcome his conflicts thereby? Very possibly. His wife could bring about a breakdown, but she has now become subservient to him and accepts his bribes.

[I am] very much in agreement with your intentions to spend two weeks each on the Semmering and in Vienna. In September I also have several work hours, to be sure, but there will be enough time left for us, and I wouldn't be able to endure constant company.

The main thing now seems to me to be that you recuperate thoroughly from the toils of your adventure. I would hope that your program for July and August doesn't disturb you in this. I find it very good that you are participating extensively in Prof. Seligman's work. From my point of view it would be meaningless for me to make a promise or take on a responsibility, but I hope to discuss everything with you.

Now, kind regards to you and Frau G., and warm wishes that you might like Europe again!

Yours,

Freud

N.B. The prospectus will soon be returned.

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