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Freud, S. (1932). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, October 2, 1932. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 444-445.

Freud, S. (1932). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, October 2, 1932. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 444-445

Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, October 2, 1932 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sigmund Freud

Vienna, October 2, 1932
IX., Berggasse 19

Dear friend,

Your letter contains a reproach which will be hard to maintain. There was never any consideration of ascribing to Brill the role of a judge; he didn't even begin to play it. Remember, he wasn't there when you came in. You said, without a word of greeting: I will read my Congress lecture aloud to you. Brill only came in the midst of things and had to recoup the first half, which he had missed. I had put up with his presence, not so that he should make a judgment, but because you had talked with him about the same thing a few days before and in so doing had told him more than you did me. I also knew from him that you don't credit me with more insight than a little boy. [Just as Rank did, back then.]1 We had a common interest in having your lecture on the opening of the Congress, at which you were supposed to have been elected president, not produce a sensation. I saw that that would not be the case, and he really didn't disturb.

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