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Freud, S. (1927). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, August 22, 1927. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 324-325.

Freud, S. (1927). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, August 22, 1927. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 324-325

Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, August 22, 1927 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sigmund Freud

Semmering, August 22, 1927

Dear friend,

I telegraphed you that I prefer the first half of September for your visit.1 Naturally, your reasons remain the deciding factor; I will also be happy with your visit in the second half. But my reasons are as follows: We had a very beautiful summer, an early and raw fall is being predicted, which would be quite unsatisfying for you up here. Very many visitors have been announced for September after the Congress, but also two or three patients. The visitors can't expect that I will dedicate myself to them2 all day long. Your presence will more likely defend me against these demands, but we will still find time for talking things out. I am finally beginning to become the enemy of every postponement; one is, after all, never quite sure.

Nothing has changed in matters of the presidency. Eitingon has very skillfully set things up in the new statutes so that both of the last ex-presidents should become council members, so that with you as president, our intentions will be realized. Only in case of strong opposition against you would I like you to support the election of Eitingon, in order to exclude that of Jones. The situation is clouded by distrust of Jones.3

I greet you and Frau G. cordially; Anna will tell you everything that you want to know about us.

Yours,

Freud

P.S. Anna will read aloud a little contribution from me about humor at the Congress.

Notes to "Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, August 22, 1927"

1 The telegram has not been found.

2 “To you” in the original.

3 Freud wrote to Eitingon on August 26, 1927: I thought you already knew that, from the bottom of my heart, I would like to see you in this position [president of the IPA], only the intensity of Ferenczi's wish in conjunction with your oft-expressed disinclination have inclined me to the other solution (Sigmund Freud Copyrights).

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