25-05-1914 Jones to Freud

25 may 1914

69 Portland Court, London

Dear Professor Freud,

I am very happy to hear from Sachs that you're back in full form; I did not know that you were sick. I hope you'll have no trouble with these intestinal disorders, and that there will definitely end holiday. I will you know what your plans are, if you have already made. What is the date of the conference in Leiden, and you will he able to come to London after this ? I guess you go to Carlsbad in July?

I fully echo your desire to talk. My repeated visits to Vienna, during the last two years, I have "spoiled", and five months of absence seem long enough already ; I have to arrange for them to come twice a year. Anyway, I hope we will meet again before the time of Congress, especially now that it has been postponed.

Sachs's visit comes to an end. It was very satisfactory in all respects. He drew great satisfaction, and I equally. Live under the same roof is always a good test, and in this case it was successfully passed. I appreciate his excellent character more than before (time that I was perhaps a little influenced by aversion Loe its place), and we agreed to sea-eve. There is also good news to give its communication on our society Swift (1), everyone was greatly appreciated. He spoke 21/4 h. practically without any notes, and with complete success. There is one error that I can not heal - he insists to confuse genres (Starfish. Identification Interpretation of Dreams (2)!)

We enjoyed the third and last trials of "Geschichte (3)». I find it supremely good, nothing too high, and quite final - the final word on the matter. The passage on the "paar kulturelle Obertöne" is beautiful (4). I wish we could relieve you from the trouble of dealing with these oppositions, but no one else is in a position to say with authority the things you say once and for all, so it was impossible to relieve you of this work. But hopefully it will not appear again you need to leave the field of pure science in the positive sense. My desire is long form around you a circle of men who take care of the opposition while you continue the work itself, and the prospect of an ideal situation like this seems very promising.

As for suggestions on the latest events, they are all on the attached page. The first sentence "Wir haben… is gone (5)"Does not seem sufficiently clear in its context. The rest of the paragraph is a series of paraphrases Jung, and some readers may not understand that last sentence refers to your own point of view: (Perhaps we might add «Earlier» or "In Contrary » (6)).

Then in view of the misuse that can make presentations of patients (and what Jung can replicate), I suggest you add a word or two before the extract from the letter of Pf, to indicate that you have reason to believe that the author is a reliable person (7).

Finally, word "Blunt full» contradicts outwardly extracts from the letter, and does not make clear sense. I guess this means that the approximation of Jung with Dubois could be the last step - that of patients being treated with care (8)?

The changes you mention in the letter of today seems to be an improvement on the way we had commented, and I totally agree.

I write to Fisher Unwin, but send me a postcard, please, to tell me what you mean by people which should send the book. Is it homage to the author? A Angleterre, we do not send the books as examination in Austria.

Putnam tient nests, as you will see in the attached letter. I have not yet had time to read the test S. Hall, but I will report to the Magazine (9).

I received bad news from the activity of Jung. He announced a call for boarding. Congr. of Neurol. and Psych. de Berne, in september, the one 30 July before the British Medical Association, and the 24 July before the Psycho-Medical Society of London, the latest on the psychology of understanding ; in the latter two cases it will also involve me, This is not a pleasant prospect. These communications will take place just after the release of Yearbook, and they should let it show his reaction10. I [am11] bet he does not dra-vien Dresden, I hope we will have a little peace and the good work.

I'm not surprised, naturally, you have discovered that Loe can be challenging, largely because I can testify. I'm afraid she does not give up morphine, same for you and Herbert Jones. I know it by Lina deceived us all last summer on this point, although I do not know the details, because when Lina (to whom she had also hidden things) has pierced through, she made him promise not to reveal. Do not tell, please […12], although I am sure it is true. I was shocked to discover how Loe gave free rein to his insincerity and exaggerations in other directions (especially for me), even though I like to think it is mostly unconscious distortions.

I learn from your letter of today it will probably be married at the end of the week. In this case, nobody will for her future happiness as deeply heartfelt wishes that mine, and I pray that they come true. She remains in Vienna until July ?

With all my love

Affectionately to you


1. «Die Psychologie Swifts», pronounced the 21 may, shown in Zeitscbrift, 2, 1914, p. 412.

2. Jones implies that Sachs identifies with Freud, which also confused genres. In the analysis of his dream of "Hollthurn"), Freud says that during a trip to England, nineteen years, he picked up a starfish on the coast and exclaimed "He's alive" (He is alive), rather than "it's alive" (It is alive). See Freud (1900a, p. 455-456, 519-520; trad. franç., p. 388-389, 441-442), Didier et Anzieu, Auto-analysis of Freud, Paris, PUF, 1988, p. 272-273.

3. Freud (1914d).

4. The passage in question concerns the attack against Freud Jung and Adler : "In reality, where n'a percussion, the symphony become universal, the part sung by the civilization, but remained deaf to the melody of the instincts " (see Freud (1914 d, p. 62 ; trad. franç. S. Jankélévitch, p. 149) ; GW, flight. 10, p. 109).

5. Last sentence of the first paragraph, ibid. p. 63 ; GW, ibid., p. 109.

6. Freud has not added suggested words ("Earlier" or "contrary"). Here is the passage in question : "However, we heard that the current conflict neurotic became intelligible and soluble that when the incident of the antecedent history of the patient, following in reverse the path libido had taken to achieve disease " (trad. franç.), p. 150-151.

7. Freud does not mention Pfister in the passage he quotes, but he agreed with the suggestion of Jones and adds a footnote on that page to narrow the "informant" is a person "worthy of confidence". See Freud (1914d, p. 64; trad. franç. S. Jankélévitch, p. 152) ; GW, flight. 10, p. 110. Pfister is however mentioned by name several times in the same test.

8. In the published version, Freud uses the comparative conservation fuller rather than schonungsvoler. "Dubois treated with more caution neuroses by moral encouragement" (GW, ibid.).

9. Jones (1916-1917).

10. The theme "Die Psychology der Träume" – the name of Jung included among stakeholders – is on the agenda of the International Congress for Neurology, Psychiatry, and Psycho­logy, Bern, 7-12 September 1914; see Magazine, 2 (1914), p. 403. For the other two com-munications, see Jung (1914-1915). For intervention Jones at the meeting of the British Medical Association, see Jones (1914 i).

11. Lined in the original.

12. Illegible word crossed out in the original.

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