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Zweig, A. (1937). Letter from Arnold Zweig to Sigmund Freud, March 25, 1937. The International Psycho-Analytical Library, 84:139.

(1937). The International Psycho-Analytical Library, 84:139

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Arnold Zweig


Do you notice that my eyes are doing well? I am already reading once again. Anna's Ego1 and your Pleasure Principle.2 Both works give me great pleasure, but yours is the man and the Ego is the woman. As is right and proper. The splendid clarity you both have in common. The suppleness of the Ego and the irresistible movement of the argument in the Pleasure Principle are both equally admirable and convincing and the boldness of your observation rejoices my heart. Dear Father Freud, all this you have ventured on our behalf and you have not done it in vain.

Eitingon spent a few days with us here on Mt. Carmel, and next week we intend going to Baalbek and Damascus together.

Greetings to all

Notes to "Letter from Arnold Zweig to Sigmund Freud, March 25, 1937"

1 Anna Freud: Das Ich und die Abwehrmechanismen. Vienna, Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag, 1936; The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defence. London, The Hogarth Press, 1937.

2 S. Freud: Beyond the Pleasure Principle. St. Ed. XVIII.

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