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Ferenczi, S. (1931). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, March 22, 1931. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 409-410.

Ferenczi, S. (1931). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, March 22, 1931. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 409-410

Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, March 22, 1931 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sándor Ferenczi

Dr. S. Ferenczi

Budapest, I. Lisznyai U. 11.

Telefon: 573-87

Budapest, March 22, 19311

Dear Professor,

I know only too well that it is mainly my fault if I am so little oriented with regard to the more intimate processes of the movement. Radó's reserve, for instance, goes so far that, even after the recommendation to Philadelphia, he didn't communicate anything about his upcoming trip to New York; I learned about it only through your communications. As president in spe [in hope] I would at least like to orient myself about events after the fact. Do you think that this effort might be expected of our dear secretary,2 who should also read this letter?

The last news about your prosthesis difficulties sounds less bad, which especially pleased me. I also heard that you want to spend the summer in the vicinity of the city, as do I. Let's hope you will find, as you hitherto always have, some charming and peaceful corner or other, where you can bring to paper this year's opuscule, which we are all already waiting for.

Looking back over the past year, one is astonished by the amount of glorification, criticism, and senseless twaddle that you have had to allow to go out about you. Here with us, the various renegade groups are the loudest; yet it seems to me that the respectable restraint that we learned from you is visibly increasing the reputation of the Hungarian group, albeit in slow tempo. Quoad me [as for me]: my efforts in a number of practically and theoretically important problems are continuing.

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