22-07-1914 Freud to Ferenczi

491 F

Prof.. Dr Freud

Carlsbad A Vienna, IX. Berggasse 19 the 22 July 1914

Cher Ami,

I will answer by return mail because you are about to remove your correspondence for some time. Your letter did not entirely satisfied. I think you overestimate the importance of Jung in my emotional life, as himself. I know nothing of a shift with my friends. I give you this : once more, I experienced it was too early to retire and work on getting rid of the other, and it is probable that I will not make a new attempt in this direction. This is probably a fatigue was expressed in these states of mind in the manner of King Lear and perhaps I had earned the right over the last twenty years. But there is absolutely no obligation to enforce all its rights. I renounce and therefore I will carry my cross patiently.

About our meeting this year, I have not sacrificed much- be, but to a new job 2 for which the company would be important to me tune. More, me it is not exactly easy to work with you. You attack things differently, and that is why you are often trying for me. So far I can say : Nulla dies sine linea * 3, and I hope that will continue well into the fall. A manuscript was sent to Rank, today 4.

Anna wrote to England that Jones has very kindly with her and the family receives, there came the first Sunday and has promised to return next Sunday. I do not want to do anything that disturbs this relationship. The little one has to learn to be assertive; but it will certainly be smart enough to avoid an explanation that can only lead to disappointment. Itself feels quite safe.

Cordially greet Gisela ** and write again before leaving for England.

With cordial greetings,

your Freud

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

* Latin in the text.

** In the letters of the two corresponding, Ms. Ferenczi's name is spelled sometimes in German : Gisela, sometimes to the Hungarian : Giselle.

  1. See Freud's description of Shakespeare's : "The old King Lear decides, its still alive, to share his kingdom between his three daughters, and this in proportion to the love they will show him. The two eldest, Goneril and Regan, exhaust themselves in protestations of love and bragging ; third, Cordelia, s’y refuse. The father should recognize and reward this silent love and deleted the third, but it ignores, it pushes Cordelia and divides the kingdom between the other two, for his own misfortune and that of all ". (Freud, 1913/ : "The theme of the three caskets", tests in applied psychoanalysis, Paris, Gallimard, 1971, p. 87-103, citation p. 90.)
  2. Freud wanted to work on the article for the manual Kraus and Brugsch (see 1.1, 325 F and note 2, Freud et à Binswanger, 16 February 1919, in Freud/Binswanger, Corresponding dance 1908-1938, Paris, Calmann-Lévy, 1995, p. 219-220.
  3. "Not a day without a line" : quotation of Natural History (XXXV, 10) Pliny (23-97).
  4. Probably "Remembering, Repetition and Development ".

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