18-04-1914 Ferenczi to Freud

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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL PSYCHOANALYSIS Heraugsgegeben by Professor Dr Sigm. Freud editors : Dr. S. Ferenczi, Budapest, VII. Elisabethring 54/ Dr. Otto Rank, Vienna IX / 4, Simondenkgasse 8 Verlag Hugo Heller & C °, Vienna, The. Farmers Market N ° 3 Subscription Price : year-round (6 Notebooks, 36-40 Bow) K 21.60 = Mk. 18.

Budapest, the 18 April 1914

Dear Professor,

After a very restless night (I had to change three times now), I am exhilarated yet arrived in Budapest, full of pleasant "engrams" stay on Brioni. Not to mention all that has been experienced also, I have to travel to get better acquainted with Rank, I have learned the value of personality, Also nice and friendly qualities that I already knew. Gradually, the "Committee" becomes a circle of friends where you feel safe and secure. But it is not without pain that I had to find my position vis-à-vis you, exactly, is still not completely natural and your presence awakens in me all kinds of inhibitions that influence my actions and even my thoughts, and at times almost paralyze. I did not want to disturb your holiday with this information - but you will have noticed, anyway.

The next few days will be dedicated to reporting the Jahrbuch Do I not also prepare – as we had one day project – the presentation of the Munich Congress (1) (with the small piece of theory of knowledge) for the Jahrbuch? Or is it that I am already too late?

It is with great pleasure that I remember the rediscovery of fire (2). It was a treat. I still believe that the solution is relevant.

Greetings from

Ferenczi your

1. "Progress of the psychoanalytic theory of neurosis" (1914, 148), Psychoanalysis, II, pp. 152- 162. Yearbook, 1914, 6, pp. 317-328.


(1) "It was, disbelief and belief " (1913, 109), Psychoanalysis, II, pp. 39-50; first published in German in Popolare Vorträge über die Psychoanalyse (Popular lectures on psychoanalysis), Vienna, 1922.

(2) It is only much later that Freud published reflections on the production and extinction of fire (1930a [1929] Civilization and Its Discontents, trad. M. and Mrs. Ch. Odier, 1971 ; 1932a and [1931J, "On taking possession of fire", Results in, ideas, difficulties, II, 1985, pp. 191-196). See also 470 F. A few weeks later, Rank manifested the intention to write an article on fire (Rank letters to Freud, of 25 and 26 WE 1914).

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