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The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi, by Sigmund Freud, Sándor Ferenczi

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.

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Otto Rank (originally Rosenfeld} {1884-1939}, a learned trade school student, had introduced himself-by arrangement with his personal physician, Alfred Adler-to Freud and became one of his first students and closest collaborators. He was paid secretary and scribe for the Wednesday Psychological Society, the discussion group meeting in Freud's apartment which in 1908 became the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society. D. 1912) and from 1912 to 1924 was, in close collaboration with Freud, editor of the periodicals Imago and Internationale Zeitschrift iiu iiirztliche} Psychoanalyse and from 1919 to 1924 head of the International Psychoanalytic Press.

Among other things was the following bad Latin verse, which as far as I know had been going around for an incalculably long time: "Inter pedes est figura, Inde fluit aqua pura. ":' It is noteworthy that in normal (not anatomical) Hungarian vernacular no distinction is made between foot (pes) and leg (crus). The comparison between external female genitals and the face, between vulva and mouth, seems to be deeply rooted in the popular consciousness. As an insult, on the other hand, the mouth is often referred to by the name of the female genital or the rectal opening.

Stephen's Hospital, Budapest. "Donat" is Ferenczi's spelling. 2. Artur von Sarb6 (1867-1943), chief physician in the neurological section of the Workers' Health Insurance Company and in St. Stephen's Hospital. 8 Vienna, March 30, 19081 Esteemed colleague, Very happy about your courageous step and its success. Would like to believe that you defended yourself capably. Carryon. :? Cordially, Freud 1. Postcard. 2. "Character and Anal Erotism" (Freud 1908b). ' Since I am also in an official position," I must be clear about the time of my departure in order to arrange for someone to represent me.

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