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Freud, S. (1901). Letter from Freud to Fliess, January 10, 1901. The Complete Letters of Sigmund Freud to Wilhelm Fliess, 1887-1904, 432.

Freud, S. (1901). Letter from Freud to Fliess, January 10, 1901. The Complete Letters of Sigmund Freud to Wilhelm Fliess, 1887-1904, 432

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Sigmund Freud

January 10, 1901
IX., Berggasse 19

Dear Wilhelm,

The enclosed letter of appreciation, which incidentally I honestly earned for myself, deserves to be put in your hands because your share in this matter was decisive. I thank you very much for it.

I am not very busy, mentally rather lively, and for this reason am writing two essays simultaneously, that is, in competition: in addition to “Everyday Life,” “Dreams and Hysteria: Fragment of an Analysis.” Have not yet decided where to publish it.1

Once the clouds have passed, I hope to hear from you again.

Wenn auch die Wolke sie verhüllt2

Most cordially,

Your

Sigm.

Notes to "Letter from Freud to Fliess, January 10, 1901"

1 See note 4 to letter of October 14, 1900.

2 “Though the clouds obscure it …” Gerhard Fichtner has pointed out to me that this is adapted from Friedrich Kind's libretto of Carl Maria von Weber's opera Der Freischütz, written in 1817. The quotation comes from the aria by Agathe:

Und ob die Wolke sie verhülle,

Die Sonne bleibt am Himmelszelt!

Es waltet dort ein heilger Wille,

Nicht blindem Zufall dient die Welt!

Das Auge, rein und ewig klar,

Nimmt aller Wesen liebend wahr!

(Though the clouds obscure it,

The sun remains in the firmament.

A holy will reigns there;

The world is not the servant of blind chance!

God's eye, pure and ever clear

Perceives all creatures lovingly.)

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