18-07-1914 Freud to Ferenczi


Prof.. Dr Freud

Carlsbad, the 18 July 1914 A Vienna, IX. Berggasse 19

Cher ami,

You certainly surprised all the time I have to Carlsbad, to write. But this is the first time I'm here without being disturbed, without Emden ; I spent the day very pleasantly with my wife, and I am still still quite fresh and ready for work. I'm actually writing a technical article (1), not unimportant in addition ; but today's letter is entirely devoted to the problems of writing.

First of all, rejoice to learn that you are allowed to scratch Maeder the header of the Zeitschrift. Other as soon, I hope 2 ! According to the report of Abraham, there is no doubt : we shall be rid of all. The letters circulating after you learn.

Furthermore, in the number of the Zeitschrift arrived today, I noticed some mistakes style for which I beg you to pull the ears of the guilty - Reik. He asked seriously criticize always with the utmost rigor. You can call me quietly you. I could write it myself, but I prefer to follow the hierarchy. It is a good boy, but it must not indulge in such vulgar B.

a) In the report on Reik Schmidt, p. 389 3, on lit (a base) : "Since such feelings when they appear almost normal to Mr. Advisor ? "We must refrain a tone as familiar, especially to our enemies, especially now that the controversy will become inevitable.

[Crossed] : p. 391, while low, un «Schnoferl» * not quite worthy. [Implied :] Here I am wrong.

Same as sheet 33.

b) J. H. Schultz4 : The ψα. Missed entirely in your, almost a denunciation. Why such nonsense does not find it in a journal of theological literature ?

c) Pfister who do you say that ** ? A rayer absolument, unknown-it is a Jewish gruité! Sec, ironic! Further, parenthesis "(This is certainly not the reason for adherence to theories of Jung ?) ». Une creeps-tion, where it should say more worthy : We hope that this is not the reason…

d) Diaper tape. Here, I only criticism is a lack of clarity. Is Wind.[elband] himself or someone else who pronounces the sentences quoted ? ("Expressed" is incomprehensible)5.

You see, I believe that writing is concerned aggressively rapporteurs, their good practices as well as their right mind.

Sincerely, your Freud

A. A la play, above the pre-printed text.

B. Along the left margin, top sheet, written in pencil in the hand of Ferenczi, the following note : "I wrote to Reik, in Freud's mind, and I asked the rectification of the passages in question. »

* Schnoferl, Viennese untranslatable term : moue of discontent and pouting a little child about to cry.

** In French in the text.

1. "Remembering, repetition and elaboration " (Freud, 1914g, Rank à Freud, 23 VII 1914). At this time, Freud also showed great interest in technical issues, in proposing to speak of "Aspects of psychoanalytic technique" Congress projected (letter 26 VII 1914, Freud/Abraham, Correspondence, on. cit., p. 190).

2. Among those appearing on the cover in the Zeitschrift 1913, the names of permanent employees were removed in the following 1914 ; Alphonse Maeder et Franz Riklin de Zurich, Leonhard Seif de Munich. See also Letter from Freud to Abraham's 18 VII 1914 {on. cit., p. 188).

3. Theodor Reik (t see. I, 251 F, note 3), analysis of the work of Willi Schmidt, Incestuous delusional jealousy (Delirium of incestuous jealousy), 1914, Magazine, 2, p. 389.

4. Johannes Heinrich Schultz (1884-1970), German psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Professor at Jena from 1919, Director of the Institute of Psychotherapy from Berlin 1936 ; inventor of autogenic training. He published an article on psychoanalysis entitled "Die Psychoanalysis", dans Theological Literature Newspaper (17janvier 1914). Pfister replied, in the same journal, par un article intitulé « Psychoanalyse und Theologie », the 6 juin 1914. Reik, in her note reading these two articles analyzing, Schultz criticized "the banality and absurdity of his arguments" (Magazine, 1914, 2, p. 474) and Pfister, for "the weakness and poverty of his defense". The expression : "Who do you say that ? "Is no longer in print. See also Letter from Freud to Reik's 24 VII 1914, in Thirty Years with Freud, trad. Evelyne Sznycer, Brussels, Complex, 1975, p. 100-101.

5. T. Reik, critical analysis of Windelband, "The hypothesis of the unconscious" (The hypothesis of the unconscious), Magazine, 1914, 2, p. 476. Wilhelm Windelband (1848-1915), German philosopher, representative of neo-Kantianism, was best known for introducing a distinction between science and nomothetic idiographic sciences. His book, Textbook of the History of Philosophy (History textbook of philosophy, 1892), was a reference in German-speaking countries.

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