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Freud, S. (1898). Letter from Freud to Fliess, March 15, 1898. The Complete Letters of Sigmund Freud to Wilhelm Fliess, 1887-1904, 303-304.

Freud, S. (1898). Letter from Freud to Fliess, March 15, 1898. The Complete Letters of Sigmund Freud to Wilhelm Fliess, 1887-1904, 303-304

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Sigmund Freud

Vienna, March 15, 1898
IX., Berggasse 19

Dear Wilhelm,

If I ever underestimated Conrad Ferdinand, I have long since been converted by you through reading his “Himmelstor.”1

Would you please let me have that passage for the later [book on] hysteria.

I do not in the least underestimate bisexuality either; I expect it to provide all further enlightenment, especially since that moment in the Breslau marketplace when we found both of us saying the same thing. It is only that at the moment I feel remote from it because, buried in a dark shaft, I see nothing else. My productivity in work seems to be a function of the distance from our congresses. At this time I am just plain stupid; I sleep during my afternoon analyses. absolutely nothing new occurs to me any longer. I really believe that my way of life, the eight hours2 of analysis throughout eight months of the year, devastates me. Unfortunately, my carefree spirit, which would advise me to take a holiday from time to time, does not stand firm in the face of the slim earnings in these times and the prospect of still worse ones. So I go on working like a cab horse, as we say in Vienna. The idea occurred to me that you might like to read my dream study but are too discreet to ask for it. It goes without saying that I would have sent it to you before it goes to press. But since it now has again come to a halt, I can just as well send it to you in fragments. A few explanations about them. This is the second chapter. The first, on the literature, has not yet been written. It is succeeded by:

3. Dream Material 5. The Psychic Process in Dreaming
4. Typical Dreams 6.

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