By Sigmund Freud, Sándor Ferenczi
The younger psychiatrist from Budapest had studied medication in Vienna, he had learn The Interpretation of Dreams, and now he used to be approximately to fulfill its writer. Seventeen years Sigmund Freud's junior, Sándor Ferenczi (1873-1933) despatched off a observe expecting the excitement of the older man's acquaintance--thus starting a correspondence that may flourish over the subsequent twenty-five years, and that this day presents a dwelling checklist of a few of an important insights and advancements of psychoanalysis, labored out during the process a deep and profoundly advanced friendship.
This quantity opens in January of 1908 and closes at the eve of worldwide conflict I. Letter through letter, a "fellowship of lifestyles, innovations, and interests" as Freud got here to explain it, unfolds right here as a passionate trade of rules and theories. Ferenczi's contribution to psychoanalysis was once, Freud acknowledged, "pure gold," and lots of of the more youthful man's notions and ideas, proposed in those letters, later made their manner into Freud's works on homosexuality, paranoia, trauma, transference, and different subject matters. To the 2 men's mutual medical pursuits others have been quickly additional, and their correspondence accelerated in richness and complexity as Ferenczi tried to see his own conflicts lower than the path of his committed and infrequently severe elder colleague.
this is Ferenczi's love for Elma, his analysand and the daughter of his mistress, his agony over his matrimonial intentions, his soliciting of Freud's assist in checking out this emotional tangle--a state of affairs that will ultimately result in Ferenczi's personal research with Freud. this is Freud's unraveling courting with Jung, documented via a heated dialogue of the occasions best as much as the ultimate holiday. Amid those weighty issues of center and brain, one of the psychoanalytic theorizing and playful hypothesis, we additionally locate the lighter stuff of existence, the controversy of trip plans and antiquities, gossip approximately family and friends. exceptional of their wealth of private and clinical element, those letters provide us an intimate photograph of psychoanalytic conception being made in the middle of a unprecedented friendship.