17-07-1914 Freud to Ferenczi

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Prof.. Dr Freud

Carlsbad, the 17 July 1914 A Vienna, IX. Berggasse 19 Villa Fasholt, Schlossberg A

Cher Ami,

So, here we are again near the hot springs, enjoying the heat and rain as they come, and I can see how the effects on intestinal function always extend the relationship to money resulting (1). This time, I do not feel the break with the past as clearly as usual, I think back at work and I started studying Macbeth 2, bothering me for a long time, I could not find the solution to this. Strange, I dropped Macbeth Jones years ago, and now I take it back, sort of. There where dark powers involved. Annerl telegraphed, here, she had arrived safely at Southampton and it was expected by Ernest Jones. I took the opportunity to outline my position immediately in this case, because I'm not supposed to know anything and I do still not lose the dear child due to an act of revenge obvious, apart from everything, rationally, evidence to the contrary. I think Loe also ensure as a dragon 3.

In a letter the day before yesterday, Pfister 4 assures me that he has unexpectedly among us and is ready to enter the Viennese group if they Zurich conduct retirement planning5. So this is a first novel and it is good. The letter circulated and will happen very soon.

Otherwise, of course, nothing new. I'm about to tackle a few minor technical tests 6, pour la magazine.

With cordial greetings, your Freud

A. Handwritten, above and below the header printed.

  1. See "Character and anal eroticism" (Freud, 19086), Neurosis in, psychosis and perversion, trad. fr. D. Guétineau, Paris, PUF, 1972, p. 143-148.
  2. In The Interpretation of Dreams (1900a, Paris, PUF, 1973), Freud briefly men-tioned Macbeth ; later, he gathered material on this subject (Freud to Jones, 31 X 1909), but then, he wrote to Jones : "As for Macbeth, topic is reserved " (6 XI 1910). However, it was not Jones, but Jekels Ludwig, who wrote a psychoanalytic study of Macbeth (« Shakespeare’s Macbeth», Image, 5, 1917-1919, p. 170-195). See also Freud, 1916d, "Some character types identified by the psychoanalytic work", I : Exceptions, II : Those who fail to success, III : Criminals by consciousness of guilt, Strangeness in Disturbing and Other Essays, trad. B. Féron, Paris, Gallimard, coll. "Knowledge of the unconscious", trad. New., 1985, p. 136-172. The passage about Lady Macbeth and Macbeth : p. 149-158.
  3. About Anna Freud trip to England, t see. I, 483 F, note 7. Jones had planned to ask for the hand of Anna, Freud wrote, the 22 July 1914 : "Thank you very much for your kindness to my little girl. Maybe you do not know enough. This is the most gifted and the most remarkable of my children, more, with a character of rare quality. It only asks to learn, to see all sorts of curiosities, wanting to learn and understand the world. She did not ask to be treated like a woman, it is still far to experience sexual emotions and is rather rejetante against men. Between her and me, It is expressly understood that it neither marriage nor consider any step in this direction before two to three years more. I do not think it breaks the convention. "The demand for wedding by Anna Jones - who will not be successful – is briefly mentioned by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl Anna Freud in his book, trad. Pierre Ricard, Paris, Payot, 1991, p. 59-62.
  4. No letter (same unique) of the Freud-Pfister, between 11 March 1913 and 9 October 1918, was preserved.
  5. Swiss analysts had already announced they would not attend the conference scheduled for September in Dresden (letter 26 VII 1914, Freud/Abraham, Correspondence, Paris, Gallimard, coll. "Knowledge of the unconscious", 1969, p. 190. Jones, II, p. 181-182). A large part of them have joined the group of Jung, the Swiss Psychoanalytic Society was founded as the 24 March 1919.
  6. A knowledge, The last two articles on therapeutic technique between 1911 and 1915, published in November 1914 and January 1915 dans la Zeitschnft : "Remembering, repetition and elaboration " (1914g) and "Observations on transference love" (1915a [1914]), in Psychoanalytic Technique, trad. A. Berman, Paris, PUF, 1970 (1981), p. 105-115 and 116-130.

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