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Freud, S. (1928). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, September 20, 1928. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 350.
Freud, S. (1928). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, September 20, 1928. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 350
Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, September 20, 1928
Tegel, September 20, 19281
I am not answering your letter until today because in the meantime I had sent it to the sister-in-law of Yvette Guilbert (the mother of my friend Eva Rosenfeld in Vienna),2 in order to request the necessary recommendation from her. I have just learned that she has taken care of everything, has written one letter to Yvette Guilbert and one to Paris, to Mrs. Rogers. So, everything is in order.3
I am very much looking forward to your visit here, there will be much to talk about; just now, new difficulties are emerging again with the Americans. I don't see how a row will be avoidable at the next Congress. In any case, I haven't forgotten what kind of a role you played for me after the last Congress.
Papa is now at the height of his treatment and is under a great strain from it. But the unheard-of good care and nourishment that he has here makes up for a great deal. When you come, we will already know something about the results; now one can't say anything at all yet, there are all kinds of provisional arrangements.
Many kind regards and auf Wiedersehen!
Notes to "Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, September 20, 1928"
Ernst Falzeder and Eva Brabant
1 The letter was written by hand by Anna Freud. In the blank space on the page, below the signature, are written, in pencil and in a different handwriting (Ferenczi's), various partly illegible headings, signs, and mathematical calculations in a discernible order, for instance: “Hermann—superego?—homos heteros—identification—love—ego, not superego—ego-ideal remains—Eisler—sublimationsymptom.”
2 Yvette Guilbert (1867-1944), renowned French songstress, much admired by Freud. She was married to the Viennese biologist Max Schiller. Her niece Eva Rosenfeld (1892-1977) had been a close friend of Anna Freud's since about 1924. She was co-initiator of the Experimental School in Hietzing, a (gratis) analysand of Freud's (1929-1931), and a co-worker in Simmel's sanatorium in Tegel. Her relationship and analysis with Melanie Klein (1938-1941) further cooled the already somewhat tense relations with the Freuds. See Peter Heller, ed., Anna Freud's Letters to Eva Rosenfeld (Madison, Conn., 1992).
3 The background of this incident could not be elucidated.
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