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Ferenczi, S. (1930). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, March 23, 1930. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 390-391.

Ferenczi, S. (1930). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, March 23, 1930. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 390-391

Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, March 23, 1930 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sándor Ferenczi

Internationale Psychoanalytische Vereinigung International Psycho-Analytical Association Association Psychanalytique Internationale

Budapest, March 23, 1930

Dear Professor,

I am making use of the better mood into which I was brought by a night which I almost slept through entirely in order to write to you once again. The most important thing that I have to say to you is a question for you; our correspondence of the last few months was actually a discussion of my personal and practical relations—in the meantime, my interest in how you are came too briefly—at least in the letters. Now I would like to ask you, in your next missive, which, let's hope, will be soon, to express yourself in somewhat more detail about the state of your health, about your plans for the summer, your work program. To be sure, your Anna's imminent visit will also bring news about you.—We are all looking forward to seeing and hearing her again; the news of her coming spread in the city, and I am being approached from all sides for permission to attend the session; but I permitted admittance only to really analytic guests, in conformity with Fräulein Anna's intention.1

A few days ago a club of young people requested me to appear with them as a guest; they wanted to direct questions at me. Instead of that, I turned the spear around and interviewed them about whether the psychoanalytic way of thinking changed their views, and to what extent. (They were young, well-educated people, almost all with postsecondary education.) The highest-quality and most insightful explanations were given to me by a very young woman, who was present as a guest; otherwise, there were many nonsensical, exaggeratedly sexual-liberal, and exaggeratedly reactionary responses. The Adlerian superficialities are very popular here as well.

With kind regards to you and your dear ones.



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