Monthly Archives: October 1914

31-10-1914 Freud to Abraham

* Vienna IX, Berggasse 19


Cher ami,

Your letter breathes a breath of fresh air. Now, we are all in the joy of the Triple Alliance that we made the decision of Turkey. Apart from this, of course, we learn from the newspapers that you know.

Your little work has been welcome; a test of my next test for the Zeitschrift proceeding to you. I went back to my hard long history of illness, I abandon myself to the discussion with great prolixity. I realize that, if I had in recent years as concise style, this is simply because I had very little time (!). How do I send you this job, quand the evening terminé? Should you come for him to Vienna, or if I return to Berlin, as I hope, you stay.

Apart from this, I'm kinda busy; I could not have more than two customers; and it is probable that, thereafter, I'll have less rather than more.

A propos of Mme A., I can inform you that it is located in Nassau with her husband - English as a prisoner. It will not be very depressing for her; on the contrary, it will be very happy to now be monitored in order to top. Especially since she is also a victim of duplicity English. I also noticed, generally speaking, the obsessive feel more comfortable at this time of war; we went down to their level.

Binswanger sent me a good job on Jaspers (1) and psychoanalysis; but make too much of Jaspers.

A Italien, Levi Bianchini, Lecturer in Naples, collaborator Manicomio (2), plans to open up a library international psychiatric Italian by translating 9 Conferences. Perhaps you have I written about.

Ferenczi is gone - maybe you've already written as I - Papa Hungary, to serve in a local defense Hussars. Eitingon I wrote his last letter Iglo (Hungary). The address of Ferenczi : Hotel Griff. I toured the latest news.

I greet you cordially, hoping that your wife and children are well, since, this time, you did say anything.

Your faithful


Reik seen once, Wednesday.

(1) Karl Jaspers, professor of philosophy at Heidelberg, from Basel 1948.

(2) Collection of psychiatric literature, publié par l '«Archive of Psychiatry and Related Sciences» Nocera Superiore (Naples).

30-10-1914 Freud to Ferenczi


Prof.. Dr Freud

the 30 October 1914

Vienna,IX. Berggasse 19

Cher Ami,

I stopped yesterday to page 54 the new clinical history 1 and I can not better occupy my mind ravaged (by cold) in writing letters.

I gather from reading your letter how much is still alive your guilt infant ! It was very stupid, this abrupt discontinuation of therapy, when it was the most interesting and productive, but there was nothing to do. I give you now the prognosis : self-analysis will fail very soon and this is how, for self-analysis and analysis with a stranger can not add. Clearly, what we can do for you here, so that you do not enlisiez service, is to push the interests ψα. I've been sent by Rank few new releases that you want to have the kindness to account for the Zeitschrift as editor, and which are also interesting in themselves. Binswanger deserves special attention 2. Pfister was suddenly able to see Adler shown under the light I planned on it3. There is also nothing more than to dilute some of my remarks. He has the art of distilling grandiose praise from such objections. Partiality, obstinacy and absurdity seem speculative at the base of the great merits in science. You'll enjoy yourself much. Moreover, you have Kollarits4. The library application naturally return.

Here, also arrived tests the new issue of the Zeitschrift. I was very pleased to see how your contributions, even shorter, are sound and substantial5.

A Italien, Levi-Bianchini6, Lecturer and Director of Naples "Manicomio", wants to publish a library international psychiatric, and begin with a translation of my "Five Lessons". It also offers an exchange of newspapers. Accepted.

Regarding my work, I will send you what is transportable, tests of the theory of sexuality7, as soon as they arrive, the text of the new clinical history, if I can have a typed copy. If the rail link was human, I could visit on a Sunday. We will see * !

Cordially greet you all,

your Freud

* Italian in the text ; we will see !

  1. This is the story of the Wolf Man, Freud wrote in October and November 1914. Freud, 1918b [1914], "From the history of an infantile neurosis", Complete Works, XIII, p. 5-118. See also 513 F
  2. It is probably the work of Binswanger Jaspers and psychoanalysis, Freud praised in his letter to Abraham's 31 October 1914 (Freud/Abraham, Correspondence, on. cit., p. 205). This article does not appear in the bibliography of Binswanger Fichtner (in Freud/Binswanger, Correspondence, on. cit.) and could not be identified.
  3. Perhaps the article Oskar Pfister : "The Pedagogy of Adler's school» (The pedagogy of the school Adlerian), Berner seminar leaves, 1914, 8.
  4. Two articles Jenö Kollarits (t see. The, 173 Iron and notes 4), published in August 1914, Ferenczi wrote that reports (Ferenczi, 1915, 180 and 181) pour la magazine (III, 1915, p. 72-85). See 515 F and note 3.
  5. This issue contains two articles Ferenczi : "Ontogeny of interest for the money" (1914. 146, Psychoanalysis, II, p. 142-149) and "Analysis discontinuous (1914, 147, on. cit., p. 150- 152), and three lecture notes : Berguer, "Note on the language of dreams"; Births, "Analysis of a scientific error" (1914, 156) a Meggendorfer, "From the ancestry of syphilis in patients with early dementia ' (1914, 158).
  6. Marco Levi Bianchini (1875-1961), psychiatre italien, professor at the University of Naples and editor of the journal Manicomio II. From 1909, he became interested in psychoanalysis, while expressing reservations regarding the theory of sexuality. In 1919, he met Edoardo Weiss and meets Italian first psychoanalytic group that keeps an unofficial. In 1920, the fuses revue du General Archive Neurology and Psychiatry (where added, in 1921, the mention and Psychoanalysis). Founding member, in 1925, and honorary president until his death, of the Italian Society of Psychoanalysis ; also member of the Viennese (1922-1936), the Italian company that is not part of the International Psychoanalytic Association. Although a member of the Fascist Party, it is suspended from his duties 1938, because of his Jewish origin. It is one of the few members of the Italian Society not to emigrate and even published an article on Freud 1940,

His translation of the Five Lectures on Psychoanalysis (Freud, 1910a [1909]) published in 1915 and is the first volume published by Biblioteca psichiatrica, founded by himself, here deviendra par la suite Library psichoanalitica internationale.

7. See 510 Iron, note 3.

28-10-1914 Abraham to Freud

* Berlin W, Rankestrasse 24


Dear Professor,

This letter is intended to accompany the manuscript(1) which I am indebted for a long time. I'm still immersed in my hospital work; the few hours I have left are absorbed by the customer. Rank Perhaps he will be kind enough to please load up my minor correction, to avoid back-and-forth e-mail in this period of insecurity.

My analysis after their leisurely pace of three to four hours per day. I care little for one of your former clients, Dr. V…; Madame A., I have no news.

It is wonderful to think of a peaceful future trips. But we dare not even think about it. We would be quite willing to Berchtesgaden. Wait patiently until then!

I intend to call now our group, strong cleared, an informal meeting. Do not count on a scientific life very active.

On the front, we now know the difficult days. But overall, we are no less full of confidence. Until the humor comes to life gradually. In a store uniforms and fashion items, we read on a poster : «Feet, the largest mode of 1914. »

Well with my cordial greetings, as well as those of my wife, to you, your family and friends,

Votre Karl Abraham.

(1) ]No doubt refers to Karl Abraham, "The effects “suggestive” medications in neurotic states ", trad. fr. In O. C., II, 58, 1914.

27-10-1914 Ferenczi to Freud


Potato, Hotel Griff

the 27 October 1914

Dear Professor,

I'm going to - what I think - take our correspondence, at least in part, on an analytical basis ; sudden failure of our doctor-patient relationship (you see, I write as free association by) I would, otherwise, too painful. More, impractical.

I want to make a chronological report. The path to Papa seemed infinitely long, and yet I was already in the barracks to 6 hours, and I learned that I would have to service local. My subconscious seemed so pleased with this new he immediately ended the substitutive satisfaction of diarrhea. I've been here three days and I can summarize my impressions.

The commander is a kind man and distinguished, other officers as (Hussars) ; with the exception of two rich Jews, nothing of the "gentry" stewards and some aristocrats. All treat me as comrade ; It is true that at this moment the doctor can write certificates is a particularly powerful personality. We here, now, companies say reserve, which cover the departure of the troops and train recruits. I work eight hours until half past eleven, afternoon I have nothing to do. I belly and I incise boils, I requirements against coughs and stomachaches, and I consider the troops upon arrival or departure on leave. We know almost nothing of the war, here ; strangely, interest in news papers even decreased (home too). "Service" absorbs us so much that we lose sight of the actual goal of our work.

I do not know yet what I'll do with my afternoon. I spent the first afternoon free (day before yesterday) by self-written analysis. It worked ; I imagined that I was talking. Here, moodiness ; long after I tortured, it became clear that I wanted to organize a massacre (a incendie criminel) due to a small injury of my gay complex. Thereupon, relief. - My nights are distur-offs (restless sleep).

A somme, now, I'm not sad, ni gai ; rather bored. I know what I lost by the interruption of the analysis, but regret that I did not become a conscious feeling. Therefore : the first afternoon, maniac, the second, melancholy, third (today), apa-Ethics ; perhaps a circular mechanism. — N.B. : I tend not to write the letter, but I am forced, because I know the gratitude I owe you. A Madame G. (to which I wrote on the first day a letter full of fervor) I could not say anything more, now. - By way of explanation, the following fact comes to mind now : woke up very early today (4 h and a half), I made every effort to get back to sleep ; the psychoanalytic method failed, I took this time really means auto-erotic (perhaps because you recommended autoerotism as the best sleeping pill). Naturally, without success ; instead remained apathy, that even good letters could not get out today. But "neurasthenia a day" surely as psychic roots.

This confession is also recognition of the fact that I, even now, such pulses (as I have already pointed) and I let them take action, once or twice a year. For years, when I was a young man, violent struggle against onanism me occupied and tormented. - I think now the 'primal scene', postulated by you. Maybe I was punished too sensitive after protest "manly" (urinate) 2.

So I promise not to bother you much, now, with my case. The viendra, it must come a time when I can continue and complete cure !

I also hope that, shortly, when I'm in a better mood and I will feel fully the gratitude I owe you, I can write you a letter nicer. Now, I know why I did not want to write : it was not to bother you with my personal moods and boring. - Without doubt this is also the cause of many long pauses in our correspondence, I bear the responsibility, most of the time. Obviously, I always wanted to be nice.

I can finally tear myself away from myself and thinking about you and yours. Please send me the proofs of Three Essays 3 - Or any A your written.

At this point, I was somewhat embarrassed, where both words crossed. It is true that, in previous letters, there were many more deletions ; however, there was also much more order and style. You see : when I write and, it is still always the associative mode that comes to mind ! But what would happen if I wanted to finally speak with you, objectively, impersonal topics ?

I did not force today and I put this letter in the mail that makes me so ashamed. [B I wanted to say : because of bad style ; probably shame refers to the admission of onanism.] Therefore, I cordially greet you and concluded,


A. After the word, passage barred : "What makes you think that I’ ».

B. Brackets in the manuscript.

  1. The term refers to the gentry gentry Hungarian. Until the end of the century, this class is considered the guardian of the historical values ​​of the country was more divided on the issue of Compromise 1867. The gentry, unable to adapt to changing economic and social, was on the decline. Some of its members occupied senior positions in local government and in government positions means the State ; others are destined for a military career. Entrepreneurs who believes most of whom were Jews and Germans, gentry declared itself the guardian of traditions, gradually taking refuge in a narrow nationalism. Many of its members adhere to right-wing movements will become increasingly important after the war.
  2. Already, in The Interpretation of Dreams, Freud believed that the observation of sexual relations between parents caused a "sexual excitement" in children ; the excitement, not included and punished, is "transformed into anxiety" (1900a, on. cit., p. 497). This problem becomes central in the analysis of the "Wolf Man", during which Freud introduced the term "primal scene". According to Freud's hypothesis, this patient would have stopped "sexual intercourse with her parents in a saddle" (Freud, 1918i, "From the history of an infantile neurosis", trad. J. Altounian, P. Cotet, Complete Works, XIII, p. 77) and later, he would have tried to seduce the maid while urinating (ibid., p. 89). About masculine protest in this context, t see. The, 466 Iron and notes 2, and the discussion of this subject in Freud on the psychoanalytic movement, (trad. Cor­nélius Heim, Paris, Gallimard, coll. "Knowledge of the unconscious & trad. New., 1991, p. 100-103). The construction proposed by Freud in Ferenczi's analysis will be repeated later, as referring (525 Iron) : "Eroticism urethral - ambition - scene night observation".
  3. Tests of Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality Freud ( 1905d). whose third edition was published in Deuticke, in 1915.

26-10-1914 Freud to Jones

[Freud map, translated by J. It. G. Van Emden]

26 October 1914 La Haye

Dear Jones,

I told you via Martin Lund, more directly is not possible. Thank you good news about yourself and Loe. Two son follow instruction in artillery; a son (1) and Anna are home. Medical work is very small. As much as possible, I prepare scientific. Correspondence only with Brill. Translation in the history section Yearbook, because Journal Morton Prince is abandoned if Brill Payne consents. The Magazine and Image continue, but idle. Anna will try to write Loe.


Freud (2)

1. Oliver Freud.

2. The note in the appendix shows : « Cher prof. Jones,

"Here is the translation of a card I received for you. If you want, I will try to send the original. Ferenczi and Rank works much spends his holidays in Freud. Martin Fr. returned with jaundice. With best wishes and greetings also 2, Sarse Road "well you J. in. Emden. »

22-10-1914 Freud to Jones

22 October 1914

Vienna, IX. Berggasse 19

Dear Jones,

One of my friends, professor of archeology at Rome, has the kindness to take with him to Italy this letter is not subject to censorship (1). I received your new via [of] Emden and the same via Martin and Assagioli, responded in the same way and hope that you will already have the answer in the hands.

I have to convey the greetings of all mine, friends and the Association, from which all your efforts to keep in touch with us found a very friendly welcome. It was unanimously decided not to consider you an enemy !

Whatever you read about us in the newspapers, do not forget that ment a lot at the moment. We do not suffer any restriction, no epidemic and morale is very good. Two of my son is in the army (2), but still only instruction. None of our close friends have not yet been mobilized, but the review board which will take Sachs could pull rank or their activity. I visited Abraham in September in Berlin, he works a lot in a hospital and it is very joyful mood ; We talked a lot about you. It appeared these days a number of Magazine and another of!Image. In Image, there is the work of Napoleon Jekels (3); I will ensure that you do send a through Emden. But it is a German magazine and it will not be allowed to enter !

Eder for there is nothing to regret. Binswanger went home. We could not gather across the continent 7 Analysis hours, as you still have your home. I have very little to do.

Ferenczi is idle if it has taken a vacation in Vienna. I'm working on the third edition of the Sexual theory and a history of difficult for the sick Yearbook (4). In America only gave sign of life Brill and Payne; I suggested to him the translation of the article on the history of the movement ψα, for log M. Prince, if Brill accept (4). I cordially greet you in anticipation of your new, despite the war and our enemies status.

Yours truly


1. Professor Emanuel Loewy ; see Jones (1955 a, p. 174, 384 ; 1955 b, p. 195, 429).

2. Martin et Ernst Freud.

3. Jekels (1914).

4. Freud (1905 d), 3and ed. 1915. The famous story of’ "Wolf Man" (Freud, 1918 b) grated dans Collection, 4.

5. In fact, translated by Brill for review Jelliffe and White, Psychoanalytic Review, see Brill (1916 d).

11-10-1914 Abraham to Freud

Berlin W, Rankestrasse 24


Dear Professor,

Thank you for your card! I waited until now to write; Antwerp is now taken and we are less stressed, I want to give you at least a sign of life. I would be happy to still have soon from you all, and in particular to learn what you know about your son Martin.

My travel plan there will he body? It is very doubtful; the hospital now consumes me much at the time of your visit. I do not want to end without thanking you once again - I'm also on behalf of my wife - the time you've taken!

With cordial greetings from family to family,

Votre Karl Abraham.

10-10-1914 Jones to Freud


[Post Card(1)]

10 October 1914

69 Portland Court, London

Dear Professor !

By Van Emden fortunately I get good news from you, but would like to have a word from you personally. Loe is very well and is very happy. It's good Putnam and Brill, I also. I work 7 Analysis-hours a day, write a little. Eder has left us. I write to you also via Holland and Sweden. All my letters are returned. How about Rank, Sachs and Ferenczi ?

Kindest regards to your wife, Anna, and all other[n].

Love of

Jones (2).

1. By means of Dr. Roberto Assagioli, Via degli Alfani 46, Florence.

2. "Dear Professor,

Van Emden send me good news from you, I am delighted, but I would like a personal word of your hand. Loe is going well and is very happy. Putnam and Brill also, and myself. I'm seven hours per day analysis, and write a little off. Eder has left us. I write to you via the Netherlands and Sweden. All my letters were returned. Est-il Qu'en Rank, Sachs et Ferenczi ?

My warmest greetings to Madame your wife, Anna, and all other.

Affectionately, Jones. »

03-10-1914 Freud to Jones

[post cards of L. C. Martin, Suede (1)]

3 October 1914

St. Södergatan 50, Lund

My family is fine. My daughter is back. My eldest son (2), Now Dr. law, volunteered for training as an artilleryman, but has not yet been sent to the front. I hope to soon get to work, although of course I do not expect many patients. My journals continue to appear – reduced, of course, and far away. Next week released a number the’ Boarding school. Magazine and Image. The Yearbook is ready for some time, but it has not yet been sent. Friends (?) are all together (?) and continue the work. A few days ago, I went to see Abraham in Berlin. We do not consider you an enemy !

S. F.(3)

1. Freud's letter was transcribed and sent to Jones by Louis Charles Martin, time colleague of Jones Toronto (Jones, 1959, p. 196), now resident in Sweden. Postwar, He taught English at Liverpool after a stint at the Sorbonne.

2. Martin Freud.

3. In a note attached, Louis Charles Martin complains writing Gothic Freud : "This happened to me this MADN. Why does he get to this writing of another age ? It is not easy to read, but I think that the above is true in almost all details. I send you two newspapers with this. We have the’Illustrated London News and monthly - I'm trying now to get your hands on Cotitemporary Review - Stolen by Professor of Economics. All is well. The. C. M. »