20-07-1914 Ferenczi to Freud

490 Iron

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL PSYCHOANALYSIS Edited by Professor Dr Sigm. Freud editors : Dr, S. Ferenczi, Budapest, VII Elizabeth Ring 54/ Dr. Otto Rank, Vienna IX / 4, Simondenkgasse 8 Verlag Hugo Heller & C °, Vienna, 1. Farmers Market N ° 3

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Budapest, the 20 July 1914

Dear Professor,

I am very glad that you supported this army difficult with so little fatigue, and you feel forced to work without interruption. Get rid of Jung meant for you to return to your original method of working : take everything in hand you and not to rely on "collaborators". The motto "After me the deluge * 1 "Seems to be the only valid science ; since the episode Jung, However, you often sinned against you and this maxim often sentimental with us. If you compare your state of mind at the beginning of the voyage to America (I remind you of your ailment in Bremen)2 than now, you understand the difference that I think. The essential fact remains that we get you the most possible and written, to this end, is the independence that you are most needed. This console me for the loss that, among other employees, could affect me too, result of this shift. Petty personal interests must be silenced when it comes to values ​​as large. Certainly, I am indebted to a personal relationship with you and your interest in my progress, but what I've been, and am most grateful, it is still your works have graced my life and profession.

I just wrote to Jones and I told him I came to London in the first week of August. To accept his hospitality, I asked as a condition of continued analysis. I hope the day will analyze the reasons latent intentions3.

Before my departure for England, I would spend two or three days in the Tatras, where the family Palos, plus patches, Italian and Canadian 4, take his summer residence. – Today is the first time that I think of holiday travel with joy ; absence

our meeting was (for the first time in 1908) seems to me still more depressed than I wanted to admit.

Cordial greetings to you and your wife, of

Ferenczi your

I write to Reik soon as I turn the booklet of the Zeitschrift.

* In French in the text.

  1. Attributed to the Marquise de Pompadour after the defeat of the French at Rossbach by Frederick of Prussia.
  2. See t.1, 349 F and note 4.
  3. Freud refused a holiday trip in common, because he needed isolation and concentration, he said (Freud to Jones, letter 22 VII 1914), Ferenczi formed the plan to spend a month in London. Jones, who "still perceived himself some obscure points that he could not analyze it alone", Freud wrote to, the 29 July 1914, he thanked the fate of this opportunity to improve its analysis. But finally Ferenczi not effected this trip (see 493 Iron).
  4. These sisters Gizella Palos : Sarolta Morando, d'Italie (t see. The, 145 Iron) and another sister, Elephant, moved to Canada with her husband (see 497 Iron and 623 Iron).

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