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Ferenczi, S. (1932). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, August 29, 1932. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 442-443.

Ferenczi, S. (1932). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, August 29, 1932. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 442-443

Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, August 29, 1932 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sándor Ferenczi

Budapest, August 29, 1932

Dear Professor,

I can tell you with certainty that the things that I have to communicate are, according to the way I feel, not “earth-shaking”; I feel free of the tendency to found a new school; I will first turn to the colleagues of the “old formation”with my suggestions for discussion and hope to be understood by them—I am naturally figuring on counter-suggestions, which I am resolved to accord the respect they deserve.

I only thought that even that degree of critical spirit to which I am alluding is more appropriate for a simple member than a president—and, in particular, I though that you, especially, don't want to have such a president.

I want to visit you in Vienna on my trip to Wiesbaden— I am sorry that I can't come earlier.1

I thank you very much for your kind letter.

Yours,

Ferenczi

Notes to "Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, August 29, 1932"

1 Ferenczi's visit with Freud before the Congress was a dramatic and defining moment in their relationship. Earlier, Eitingon had already learned by way of Radó about Ferenczi's Congress lecture and had asked him not to give it before he has discussed his new views in detail with us [I]n any case, Ferenczi is very ill(letter of August 30, 1932, Sigmund Freud Copyrights). Freud telegraphed Eitingon about the meeting in Vienna: “Ferenczi lecture read aloud[.] Harmless stupid otherwise inaccessible” (September 2, 1932, Sigmund Freud Copyrights).

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