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Abraham, K. (1919). Letter from Karl Abraham to Sigmund Freud, January 20, 1919. The Complete Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Karl Abraham 1907-1925, 390-391.

Abraham, K. (1919). Letter from Karl Abraham to Sigmund Freud, January 20, 1919. The Complete Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Karl Abraham 1907-1925, 390-391

Letter from Karl Abraham to Sigmund Freud, January 20, 1919 Book Information Previous Up Next

Karl Abraham

349A

Berlin-Grünewald, Schleinitzstrasse 6
20 January 1919

Dear Professor,

First my congratulations on the good news you have had of your son Martin! Eitingon told me about it yesterday. We are deeply happy for all of you that this great worry has been lifted from you.

In your letter you notified me of the 4th volume of the Kleine Schriften. I waited to write so as to be able to confirm that the book had arrived, but it did not come until yesterday. I cannot but admire the sheer quantity that you have achieved in such times. I have begun at once to read the so far unpublished analysis,1 in the meantime thank you for the enjoyable hours you gave me yesterday evening, and I shall come back to it in the next letter.

Meanwhile I heard from Rank that the foundation of the Verlag has taken place. I heard a few more details from Reik this very day. You must excuse the fact that I have not yet got into touch with Hitschmann, nor have I sent in my Budapest paper.2 It is not usually my way to be careless about these things. I have not been well recently because of the stubborn bronchial and nasal catarrh that I brought back from East Prussia. I have now been treated for a week by Fliess, with very good results. Until a few days ago I had bad nights and was glad when I had finished my practice. I had to use the free time for resting. But I have now done the greater part of the paper and hope to complete it in two days. I should be grateful, dear Herr Professor, if you would inform Rank of it; I shall be writing to him in detail as soon as I am no longer so tired in the evenings.

Fräulein Haas is leaving tomorrow with her nephew. She was a pillar of my practice for a long time. Her obsessional symptom has not disappeared, but in other respects she is better. The nephew has been to a large extent a success.

In Berlin we are apparently over the worst of the riots, and we are approaching the final external peace.—In our furnished flat, in the middle of the most beautiful part of the garden city, we can bear it for the present, but are longing for a permanent home.

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