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Freud, S. (1927). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, October 23, 1927. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 326-327.

Freud, S. (1927). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, October 23, 1927. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 326-327

Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, October 23, 1927 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sigmund Freud

Vienna, October 23, 1927
IX., Berggasse 19

Dear friend,

Between the lines of your last letter, which I haven't answered for so long, partly out of laziness, partly out of the discomfort that very frequent visits to Pichler have produced, can be read the news, which is important to us all, that you are determined to remain in Budapest. What else could be meant by the reproach that I have a low opinion of the trusty Budapest group? Certainly only the fact that a secret wish of mine wanted to rob it of its irreplaceable leader. I don't deny this wish, but I will gladly exclude the group from the antipathy that I have developed since the Horthy period against a Hungary cleansed of Jews. And if you remain in her possession, we will all joyously recognize her significance.

In the meantime you have seen for yourself the energy devil of a Princess and have received the galleys1 (advance proofs) of my new pamphlet2 for more comfortable reading. It already strikes me now as childish, I basically think differently, consider this work analytically frail and insufficient as a confession. It may be good for giving the Verlag a little business.

The Rundbriefe are beginning again;3 we are awaiting yours. I will take part in the correspondence only indirectly, through Anna.

I can't say that the analytic work interests me very much now. I would like best not to do anything, as [I did] for a few weeks at the Semmering. I used a few unkind words with Brill and Jones by letter; let us hope it does both of them good.4

Anna is developing analytically very well and independently. One may question with concern whether her virginal attitude will always be compatible with the often offensive reality of the other analysts.

My wife wanted to go to Berlin with Mathilde; the latter turned her down on account of her wavering state of health, and since Minna is unwell at the same time, she postponed the trip, but certainly not for long.

I greet you and your dear wife cordially, and I hope to hear from you regularly and to be able to give you news myself.

Yours,

Freud

Notes to "Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, October 23, 1927"

1 This word has been crossed out in the original.

2 The Future of an Illusion (Freud 1927c), published in November.

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