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Ferenczi, S. (1929). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, January 10, 1929. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 359.

Ferenczi, S. (1929). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, January 10, 1929. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 359

Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, January 10, 1929 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sándor Ferenczi

Internationale Psychoanalytische Vereinigung International Psycho-Analytical Association Association Psychanalytique Internationale

Budapest, January 10, 19291

Dear Professor!

Many thanks for both letters, which arrived simultaneously. I hope that in the meantime your catarrh has disappeared without a trace, so that you can enjoy the general improvement in your condition undisturbed. I myself am evidently suffering from the great cold which prevails here; as always under such conditions, my nocturnal rest disturbances proliferate. Naturally, that way my capacity for accomplishment becomes limited to taking care of the analytic hours, with the progress of which I have been extremely satisfied lately. I seem to have penetrated to a kind of technique which allows one to work calmly and successfully; at the same time, a number of theoretical connections become clearer without any strain. Perhaps I will write something about this for the next Congress.2

I was surprised by the news of your Dostoevsky essay,3 which I was, unfortunately, unable to procure.

I admire the forbearance with which you are able to read manuscripts. I no longer even read attacks which are directed against me personally.

I received a letter from Ophuijsen, in which he, significantly, forgets that we have been corresponding with [the familiar form] Du up to now. The tone of the letter is otherwise friendly.

My trip to Vienna depends partly on your news with regard to Eitingon, partly on the state of my health.

Many kind regards.

Yours,

Ferenczi

Notes to "Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, January 10, 1929"

1 The letter is typewritten; only the signature, “Ferenczi,” is handwritten.

2 See letter 1167, n. 3.

3 “Dostoevsky and Parricide” (Freud 1928b [1927]), first published in René Fülöp-Miller and Fritz Eckstein, eds., Die Urgestalt dei Brüder Karamasoff [The Primal Form of the Brothers Karamazov] (Munich, 1928).

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