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Freud, S. (1918). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, June 2, 1918. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919, 285-286.

Freud, S. (1918). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Sándor Ferenczi, June 2, 1918. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919 , 285-286

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Sigmund Freud

Vienna, June 2, 1918
IX., Berggasse 19

Dear friend,

I don't envy our poor friend Antál1 for his relations with Herr von Toth. The punctilious ass never knows what one wants of him, and he is too lazy to make himself understood. What has finally turned out to be virtually certain is that he wants to give us the four rooms in Csorbató only for August-September. It can't be ascertained what kind of rooms and how expensive [they are]. With that the matter on which your telegram centers also remains insoluble. The question further arises as to what one should do in July (I will quit on July 1; I have been bone weary lately). An enticing attempt to get to Velden2 fell through, and we have nothing else. The best thing would be to stay in Vienna during July.

Your project with Feketehegy also has its difficulties. I don't dare bring my wife to an unknown second- or third-rate Hungarian spa. She can be so unhappy with little things and lose her sense of humor; her insufficiencies lie in that direction, and on paths of displacement things turn out such that I don't stand up very well to being made responsible for that by her. I also think that you can't rent there without your own observation and experience. So the helplessness remains.

I have a copy of the lecture by Pötzl for Wednesday, June 6, before me. The man is significant; the sovereign mastery of the clinical apparatus and the receptivity for Ψα ideas are united in him for the first time. He has understood what MΨ wants. I don't claim [that] his first attempt has resulted in something palpable.

Yesterday Martin and Oli simultaneously reported their participation in the next offensive. Martin is packing his suitcase and going to the front. Oli's company has been ordered to remain prepared for the trip from Stanislau3 to Italy.

My drawing4 is finished, quite fine, and not very gratifying; I am having copies made of it.

Tausk is very good this time, only diffuse, without the tact for knowing where to break off.

I greet you and Frau G. cordially.

Yours,

Freud

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