The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi, Volume 1: 1908-1914 (Freud, Sigmund//Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi)
By Sigmund Freud
The younger psychiatrist from Budapest had studied drugs in Vienna, he had learn The Interpretation of Dreams, and now he used to be approximately to satisfy its writer. Seventeen years Sigmund Freud's junior, Sándor Ferenczi (1873-1933) despatched off a be aware looking ahead to the excitement of the older man's acquaintance--thus starting a correspondence that might flourish over the following twenty-five years, and that at the present time presents a dwelling list of a few of crucial insights and advancements of psychoanalysis, labored out in the course of the process a deep and profoundly advanced friendship.
This quantity opens in January of 1908 and closes at the eve of worldwide battle I. Letter by way of letter, a "fellowship of lifestyles, recommendations, and pursuits" as Freud got here to explain it, unfolds the following as a passionate trade of rules and theories. Ferenczi's contribution to psychoanalysis used to be, Freud acknowledged, "pure gold," and lots of of the more youthful man's notions and ideas, proposed in those letters, later made their approach into Freud's works on homosexuality, paranoia, trauma, transference, and different issues. To the 2 men's mutual medical pursuits others have been quickly additional, and their correspondence increased in richness and complexity as Ferenczi tried to see his own conflicts lower than the course of his committed and infrequently serious elder colleague.
Here is Ferenczi's love for Elma, his analysand and the daughter of his mistress, his pain over his matrimonial intentions, his soliciting of Freud's assist in checking out this emotional tangle--a state of affairs that may ultimately result in Ferenczi's personal research with Freud. this is Freud's unraveling dating with Jung, documented via a heated dialogue of the occasions top as much as the ultimate holiday. Amid those weighty concerns of middle and brain, one of the psychoanalytic theorizing and playful hypothesis, we additionally locate the lighter stuff of existence, the debate of go back and forth plans and antiquities, gossip approximately family and friends. unprecedented of their wealth of non-public and clinical aspect, those letters provide us an intimate photo of psychoanalytic concept being made in the course of a unprecedented friendship.