Sigmund Freud

Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, 1856-1939

Sigmund Freud is known as the father of psychoanalysis. In creating psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst, Freud developed therapeutic techniques such as the use of free association and discovered transference, establishing its central role in the analytic process. His work has suffused contemporary Western thought and popular culture. In January 1933, the Nazis took control of Germany, and Freud's books were prominent among those they burned and destroyed. He died in his London exile on 23 September 1939.

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Freud, Sigmund

Begründer der Psychoanalyse (1856-1939). Eigenh. Briefkarte mit Unterschrift. Wien. 11.5.1933. 8vo. 1 p.
$ 7,174 / 7.500 € (60669)

„Nehmen Sie den Ausdruck wahrer innigen Teilnahme an Ihrem unersetzlichen Verlust entgegen - im Namen aller Meinigen [...]“. - Wohl an den Wiener Mediziner Josef von Halban. Dessen Frau, die bedeutende Sopranistin Selma Kurz-Halban, war am 10.5.1933 verstorben. Ihr von Fritz Wotruba auf dem Wiener Zentralfriedhof gestaltetes Grabdenkmal, eine „Grosse Liegende“, sollte 1934 eine heftige Kontroverse auslösen, da es neben dem Grab des Theologen und christlich-konservativen Bundeskanzlers Ignaz Seipel stand.

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Freud, Sigmund

physician, founder of psychoanalysis, (1856-1939). His personal visiting card. London. 32mo. 1 p.
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Freud’s personal visiting card with his first address in London. Freud was living at this address only for three months. - Visitenkarte mit Freuds erster Adresse in London. Freud wohnte nach seiner Emigration nur drei Monate in der Elsworthy Road, da der Mietvertrag nicht verlängert werden konnte. Beilage: Blatt mit Adresse: 20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW 3 mit Stempel: "Per pro Sigmund Freud". Hier handelt es sich um Freuds zweite Adresse in London. Das Haus, das von der Familie bis zum Tod von Anna Freud 1982 bewohnt wurde, ist heute Sitz des Freud Museums London.

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Freud, Sigmund

österr. Neurologe und Psychologe, Begründer der Psychoanalyse (1856-1939). Portraitdruck mit eigenh. Unterschrift „Sigm. Freud | 1932“. ohne Ort. 225 : 145 mm. 1 p.
$ 5,548 / 5.800 € (77950)

Porträtdruck nach Zeichnung von Ferdinand Schnutzer von 1926 zu Freuds 70. Geburtstag.

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Freud, Sigmund

Mediziner und Begründer der Psychoanalyse (1856–1939). Gedr. Karte mit eigenh. Unterschrift „Prof. Freud“. Wien. Quer-8vo. 1 p. Mit ms. Kuvert.
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Gedruckte Danksagungskarte zu Freuds 70. Geburtstag adressiert an Gabriele Gräfin von Wilczek. Rückseitig Montagerückstände auf der Karte und dem Briefkuvert.

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Freud, Sigmund

Mediziner und Begründer der Psychoanalyse (1856-1939). Autograph letter signed. Wien. 20.5.1927. 8vo. 1/2 p. Gefaltet.
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To Paul Federn: „Please reply to these patients’ letter accordingly in your position as my replacement […]“.

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Freud, Sigmund

Austrian neurologist, founder of psychoanalysis (1856-1939). Autograph signature ("Sigm. Freud"). No place. Oblong 8vo.
$ 2,870 / 3.000 € (88266/BN58091)

Slight fingerstaining. From the collection of the Viennese lawyer Max Bettelheim (1912-71).

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E. Brief mit U.
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Sigmund Freud (1856–1939), Mediziner und Begründer der Psychoanalyse. E. Brief mit U. („Freud“). Wien, 16. Juni 1925. ¾ S. 8°. – Wohl an Arthur Schnitzler: „Montag 29 dM paßt mir sehr, es ist der letzte Tag, den ich vor dem Sommerurlaub in Wien zubringe. Ich kann Dich um 3h pM empfangen wenn Dir ein zerstörtes Zimmer nichts macht [...]“. – Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf.


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Sigmund Freud (1856–1939), Mediziner und Begründer der Psychoanalyse. E. Brief mit U. („Freud“). Wien, 10. Januar 1930. ¾ S. Gr.-8°. Mit einigen Beilagen (s. u.). – An die Schriftstellerin und Journalistin Helene Scheu-Riesz (1880–1970), die ihm am Tag zuvor einen Brief des amerikanischen Dichters Robert Haven Schauffler hatte zukommen lassen, der eine Frage enthielte, „die nur Sie selber beantworten können. Sein Buch hat auf mich einen so tiefen Eindruck gemacht, [...] und die Frage, inwieweit psychische Beeinflussung in einem bestimmten Sinn durch Dichtung möglich ist, beschäftigt mich sehr stark. Wollen Sie erlauben, dass Mr. Schauffler Ihnen sein Buch bringt? Er ist ein Mann von so ungewöhnlichen Qualitäten, dass nicht einmal Sie es bedauern werden, ihm ein Stückchen Ihrer kostbaren Einsamkeit geopfert zu haben [...]“ (ms. Brief v. 9. Januar 1930; hier als Durchschlag beiliegend). Freud nun schreibt ihr unterm 10. des Monats: „Ich gebe zu daß Herr Schauffler infolge Ihrer Empfehlung und seiner Beziehung zu G. St. Hall [d. i. der amerikanische Psychologe Granville Stanley Hall, 1844–1924] einen besonderen Anspruch darauf hat daß sein Wunsch etwas mit mir zu besprechen erfüllt werde. Aber mein großes Ruhebedürfnis – nicht der Wert meiner Zeit – steht dem im Wege [...]“. – Helene Scheu-Riesz wurde bekannt als Lyrikerin und Erzählerin für die Jugend, gab unter dem Titel „Sesam-Bücher“ in dem von ihr gegründeten gleichnamigen Verlag eine Klassiker Sammlung heraus und verfaßte Märchenbücher, Puppen- und Weihnachtsspiele; zudem war sie in der österreichischen Frauenbewegung und Kinderpädagogik tätig. 1934 in die USA emigrierend, lebte sie als Journalistin in New York und kehrte 1954 nach Wien zurück. Das erklärte Ziel der Gattin des sozialdemokratischen Politikers Robert Scheu war es, eine Universalbibliothek mit „guter“ Literatur für alle, insbesondere auch für ärmere Kinder zu schaffen. – Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf.


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Sigmund Freud (1856–1939), Mediziner und Begründer der Psychoanalyse. E. Postkarte mit U. („Freud“). [London], 14. Juni 1938. 2 SS. Qu.-8°. – Kurz nach seinem Eintreffen im Londoner Exil geschrieben und an einen gleichfalls emigrierten, namentlich nicht genannten Kollegen: „Dank für Ihre so freundliche Begrüßung! Ich werde mich sehr freuen, Sie zu sehen, nur daß es infolge meiner verschiedenen Infirmitäten nicht gut in Ihrem Hause sein kann. Man sagt mir, daß Sie sehr beschäftigt sind. Ich freue mich, daß Sie in der neuen Heimat den verdienten Erfolg gefunden haben und hoffe, Sie finden auch einmal Zeit für ein Plauderstündchen mit mir [...]“. – Der Briefkopf mit Freuds Namen und seiner Wiener Adresse und e. überschrieben mit seiner aktuellen, „39 Elsworthy Road, NW 3“. Freud war am 6. Juni in London eingetroffen und bezog zunächst ein gemietetes Haus an der Elsworthy Road, während sein Sohn Ernst und seine Haushälterin Paula Fichtl für ihn seinen Arbeitsraum in 20 Maresfield Gardens rekonstruierten.


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Sigmund Freud (1856–1939), Mediziner und Begründer der Psychoanalyse. E. Notiz mit U. [Wien], 3. Januar 1930. 1 S. Qu.-kl.-8°. – „Mit herzlichem Dank und guten Neujahrswünschen | Freud“. – Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf; alt auf Trägerkarton montiert und etwas fleckig bzw. gewellt.


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[Sigmund Freud]. A late 19th- / early 20th century Austrian malacca cane with curved, silvered-metal handle impressed with diamond-pattern decoration, stamed mark of ‚O’ within diamond-shaped cartouche (handle dented, a little tarnished, plating rubber, later rubber ferrule). Provenance: Sigmund Freud (by repute; by descent to Freud’s son) – Jean Martin Freud (1889-1967, to his partner, F. M. Freud; a gift from her to the vendor). A cane said to be Freud’s, formerly the property of Martin Freud, and his partner Margaret Freud. From the property of Margaret Freud, given by her to the vendor, neighbour and friend.


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On a four-page letter, addressed to Freud by "Alexander Stiglitz, Rožnava [Rosenau], Slovensko. C. S. R" (Eastern Slovakia) and dated November 20, 1933. Stiglitz describes some cases of stammering that occurred in his family and asks whether and under which circumstances a treatment of his brother might be possible: "I note that my father also began to stammer when he was 11, after falling on his head from a height of about eight feet; the impediment now concerns almost exclusively the sound K. His bother would stammer for some time, apparently without reason, but this ceased at age 19. In the case of my brother, the impediment worsened, especially in the last two years. At the moment, the spasmodically gaping mouth is highly characteristic. He stammers at every sound, most strongly probably at the labials M, P, F (but also A), somewhat less so at the gutturals. It distresses him; he becomes nervous, irritable, perspires. (Body weight 53 kgs, height 168 cm.) He works at my father's inn (with the elder brother) [...]". - Under Stiglitz's letter, Freud noted "Zur gefälligen Beantwort[un]g | 10/XII | Ihr Freud", leaving the reply to Paul Federn.


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To Dr R. L. Worrall, in German, thanking him for his interesting letter, from which he has learned much, and answering some of the points raised: "I know that my comments on Marxism are no evidence either of a thorough knowledge or a correct understanding of the writings of Marx and Engels. I have learnt since - very much to my satisfaction - that both in no way denied the influence of ideas and superego-structures. That invalidates the main contrast between Marxism and psycho-analysis which I had believed to exist. As to the 'dialectic', I am no clearer, even after your letter. / For the evidence of the hypothesis of the human primal horde I must refer you to my sources, Darwin and Atkinson. I have no other arguments than theirs. Naturally I accepted from psycho-analytical experience and what it would have led one to expect"; adding that "I do not quite grasp the bearing of your question about the nature of Id. As far as I understand it I should answer in the affirmative" (translation by Ernest Jones). - Worrall had written to Freud querying his statement in "New Introductory Lectures" that Marxism attributes social change solely to economic forces, whereas he believed Marx and Engels took full account of social history and psychological factors; he also raised the subject of Hegel's Absolute Ideal, and enquired whether Freud's concept of an "old man of the tribe" relationship in prehistory, as giving rise to the Oedipus Complex, derived from Atkinson's interpretation of Darwin - and specifically if the mental qualities characteristic of the Id are of prehuman rather than of human origin (see the copy of Worrall's letter to Ernest Jones, included along with Jones's translation; also included is correspondence between Worrall and K. R. Eissler of the Sigmund Freud Archives, New York). When he wrote this letter, Freud was already suffering from the cancer that was to kill him: he tells Worrall that his letter "deserve[s] a comprehensive answer" but explains that "to do that by hand would be too great an effort for my eighty-one years" and that "a personal discussion would be a pleasure for me". Six months later, Austria was absorbed into the German Reich, and three months after that Freud escaped to England, where he was to die in September 1939. - On headed paper ("Prof. Dr. Freud"); smudge to ink, tape-stains at edges especially overleaf, weak at fold.


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Autograph letter signed „Freud“. On the verso an ALS (1 page) by his wife Martha Freud to the same recipient.
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To an unidentified recipient, refusing an essay and referencing Carl Jung, who was at the time editor of the "Jahrbuch für psychoanalytische und psychopathologische Forschungen": "Your various remarks make it easier for me to answer your question as to whether we can accept your patient's biography. I am not the editor, though you do assume correctly that Jung would take my request into account. As an editor I would have reservations about accepting the essay, as it consists only of autobiographical material without any analysis and we need the space more urgently for other things than collections of material. No matter how exact a self-account is, it is always something quite different from analysis, and cannot approach analysis even through an increase of details and sincerity" (transl.). - Left margin with punched holes (slightly touching letters), folds.


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In German, to the unnamed psychoanalyst and neurologist Hermann Nunberg and his wife, about his reception in England after leaving Vienna: "We are doing very well here, much better than so many others are, unfortunately, for whom one wants to do something and yet seldom can. Our reception in London was decidedly friendly, surprisingly not only from followers and old friends [...] but also from total strangers who wanted to express their joy that we are safe and in England [...]". - "Freud arrived in London by train on 6 June 1938. His reputation had preceded him to the extent that the train had to be re-routed to another platform at Victoria, so as to avoid the enthusiastic attentions of the press. Freud was greatly heartened by the cordial welcome he received, although he wrote to friends of his sense of alienation resulting from the move and his concern over the worsening state of affairs in Europe. He was particularly anxious about four of his elderly sisters who remained in Vienna, for whom visas were being sought without success. Freud did not live long enough to know that they all perished in the camps" (Oxford DNB). - Slightly spotty; folds.


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To Stefan Zweig, about the Nobel Prize, Shakespeare, and his "Moses and Monotheism", thanking him for his letter and for the cutting from the Sunday Times, observing that his article is the declaration of a friend, noting his surprise to learn that he has been awarded the Nobel Prize on the promptings of the Vienna University, referring to the opposition to him when he was awarded the Frankfurt Goethe Prize in 1930, reproaching himself for expatiating during his visit on the contents of his Moses, instead of letting him talk about his work and plans, stating that Moses shall never see the light of day again, concluding in a postscript by asking him whether he is interested in the debate concerning the identity of Shakespeare, and admitting that he is virtually convinced that Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, was in fact Shakespeare. - Despite the views expressed by Freud here, "Der Mann Moses und die monotheistische Religion", his last completed book, was in fact published four years later, in 1939. Although nominated twelve times for the Nobel Prize for Medicine, Freud was never awarded that honour, the Nobel committee being of the opinion that his work was of no proven scientific value. Romain Rolland's nomination of him for the Literature Prize in 1936 was also unsuccessful. - Horizontal fold, some light creasing and slight damage to edges.


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Typed Letter Signed, "freud".
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Short but comprehensive letter to the Dutch writer and journalist Cornelis de Dood, about his just-published final work, "Moses and Monotheism". Freud apologizes for being unable to write more about Dood's "interesting letter", but his poor health will not permit to do so. He expresses his conviction that it is hard to believe that Moses found circumcision practiced among Jews, since all accounts indicated that the ritual was of Egyptian origin. - On headed paper.


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Kabinettphotographie mit eigenh. U. ("Sigm. Freud").
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The classic photograph of Freud with cigar in hand, taken by his son-in-law, the photographer Max Halberstadt. - With the blind stamp of Max Halberstadt, Hamburg, on the mount; signed by Freud across the mount; mount browned and starting to chip. - Provenance: Acquired from Dr Robert Riggall of Northumberland House, a private mental asylum in north London, by a colleague, thence by family descent.


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Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift „Ihr Freud“.
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To an „estimated friend“, his Vienna colleague, the British-Austrian historian and university professor Alfred Francis Pribram (1859-1942) replying to his postcard from Gastein, looking forward to his visit: „I want to sincerely emphasize your inention to visit me here in September before my departure to America […] Considering my many ailments I’m doing well and I’m enjoying my unusual idleness, only limited by the September appointment [...]“. - Pribram emigrated to England in 1939, having been active there for some time. He was a close friend to Sigmund Freud, Josef Redlich and Ludo Moritz Hartmann. Among his students were A. J. P. Taylor, the best-known British historian of the 20th century.


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To an „estimated friend“, his Vienna colleague, the British-Austrian historian and university professor Alfred Francis Pribram (1859-1942) about a protegé and the prospect of his own research institute: „Provided that it is your decision, I was asked to warmly recommend the young man whose plea you’re thus receiving. I’m doing so without objection as the attempt of a ‚protection‘ seems justified if it’s to his advantage. I know the family […] very well […] The city of Vienna will gift us with a construction site for a PSA [i. e. psychoanalysis] institute. However, we don’t have any money to build it. The Americans have money for all kinds of foolishness, but it would be illogical to expect them to care about analysis […]“. - Pribram emigrated to England in 1939, having been active there for some time. He was a close friend to Sigmund Freud, Josef Redlich and Ludo Moritz Hartmann. Among his students were A. J. P. Taylor, the best-known British historian of the 20th century.


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Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift „Ihr Freud“.
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To an „estimated friend“, his Vienna colleague, the British-Austrian historian and university professor Alfred Francis Pribram (1859-1942): „Today I received the thanks of the Balog family by mail, which I immediately forwarded to the right address. In the meantime, I myself have passed the threshold between the 72nd and the 73rd year, but I don’t notice much difference. Hoping to see you again in summer […]“. - Pribram emigrated to England in 1939, having been active there for some time. He was a close friend to Sigmund Freud, Josef Redlich and Ludo Moritz Hartmann. Among his students were A. J. P. Taylor, the best-known British historian of the 20th century.


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Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift „Ihr Freud“.
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Eigenhändige Postkarte mit Unterschrift „Freud“.
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To an „estimated friend“, his Vienna colleague, the British-Austrian historian and university professor Alfred Francis Pribram (1859-1942) about his book on dream interpretation: „I just returned to Berlin the day before yesterday, I will hopefully be more productive for some time, and I was very happy to receive your regards. Seeing that your lectures are a great success doesn’t surprise me. I’m more surprised that you’re reading the Interpret[ation] of Dr[eams], a difficult book I haven’t touched for many years. Unfortunately I have to prepare its eigth edition right now, a task I’m postponing in vain hoping fate might be in my favour […]“. - Pribram emigrated to England in 1939, having been active there for some time. He was a close friend to Sigmund Freud, Josef Redlich and Ludo Moritz Hartmann. Among his students were A. J. P. Taylor, the best-known British historian of the 20th century.


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Amicable correspondence with a "dear friend", the historian Alfred Francis Pribram (1859-1942), mentioning an appointment before his departure for the U.S. (25 Aug. 1927), recommending a young man "whose request you herewith receive" (27 Feb. 1928), and communicating thanks from the Balog family (9 May 1928). The letter from 27 November 1928 is written after Pribram has left Vienna: "[...] There is something I dislike about your suggestion how to rectify the 'world order', that one ought to believe in reunion after death. My feeling is, whoever is no longer capable of such belief should not regret it. A few months ago I felt an impulse to make a public profession of non-faith. But why? I could not say. The result of this urge was a little book, 'The Future of an Illusion', a copy of which I have requested the publisher to send you. Not exactly for purposes of consolation, for which it is ill equipped, but because I love and esteem you as a friend. I can but give what I have [...]". - On October 28, 1829, Freud mentions his "Interpretation of Dreams": "[...] It comes as little surprise to me that your lectures are so successful. I am more amazed to learn that you are reading the 'Interpret[ation] of Dr[eams]', a difficult book which I have not touched in many years. Unfortunately I must at this very moment prepare an eighth edition and am vainly postponing the effort, ever hoping that Fortune will be kind to me in the meantime [...]". - Slight traces of handling, but well preserved on the whole.


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To Gilbert Perleberg from the Federation of the German Yorek Movement in New York. Freud states his great interest for the explanations of Hans Moser in the "Rundbrief" (circular), and is pleased to see that psychoanalysis arouses interest in this certain circle. Nevertheless Freud means to have found some mistakes in the essay, as he does not believe the problem of conscience holds a central position in his works. - On stationery with printed letterhead.


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Albumblatt mit eigenh. Unterschrift unter montiertem Zeitschriftenbild.
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To the Austrian physician Hans Robicsek delivering a scathing criticism of his recent book "Sprache, Mensch und Mythos. Einführung in die Differentialanalyse der Sprache" ("Language, man and myth. Introduction to the differential analysis of language"): "I have read your interesting book very soon after its publication. Even though I understand that the jugdement of an individual person isn't crucial, I hold no reservations about conveying my impression to you. I found it to be quite witty, sometimes absorbing, but on the whole unconvincing and unacceptable. One fault that I see is that you don't engage critically with the objections that the readers must have. The spirit of certainty, even enthusiasm that your account breathes isn't engaging. I have to admit, though, that my judgement is somewhat devalued by the incompleteness of my knowledge in this field [...]". Hans Robicsek was a distant relative of the Austrian writer Hermann Bahr. In 1939 he migrated to the US, where he died in 1951. - On stationery with printed letterhead.


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In German, to "dear Mr. F. C.", likely a patient serving in the Austrian army, promising to continue his treatment after the war ("If you promise to acquit youself well until this wretched war is over, I vouch for satisfactory continuation and achievement of the goal"). Freud regrets not having known about his correspondent's deployment at the Polish city of Lublin, as he could have made his situation there much easier, being well acquainted with his former superior: "Wenn Sie mir versprechen sich gut zu halten, bis dieser elende Krieg überstanden ist, so verbürge ich mich noch immer für befriedigende Fortsetzung und Erreichung des Ziels. Hätte ich mehr Details von Ihrem Leben in Lublin gewußt, so wäre es mir nicht schwer geworden, Ihre Stellung dort viel angenehmer zu machen. Ihr nächster Vorgesetzter, der Oblt. Dr. Redlich [i. e. Dr. Heinz Redlich] ist mir gut bekannt. Ich kann nur bedauern, daß er nicht mehr Ihr Vorgesetzter sein wird [...]". - On headed stationery.


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Lovely letter to the writer, journalist, and secretary of the curatory of the Goethe-Preis, Alfred Paquet (1881-1944), who had informed Freud that the city of Frankfurt was to reward him with the Goethe-Preis, paid with 10,000 Reichsmark. In his reply, Freud suggests his daugther Anna to attend the award ceremony in his place: „I wasn’t spoiled by public honours and therefore got acquainted with living without them. But I don’t want to argue that I was greatly pleased with the bestowal of the Goethe-Preis of the city of Frankfurt. There’s something about it that particularly stirrs the phantasy, and its policy eliminates the humiliation usually caused by such honours […] Sadly I can’t attend the celebration in Frankfurt, I’m too frail for this undertaking. It won’t be a loss to the guests however, my daughter Anna is definitely more pleasing to look at and to listen to. She shall read a few words about Goethe’s relation with psychoanalysis, that come to the defense of the analysts and the claim that their analytical experiments harmed the awe for the master. I hope I will be able to treat the topic assigned to me: ‚The inner relations of the man and researcher to G.‘, in this sense, or else you’ll be so kind as to advise against doing so […]“. - The award ceremony took place on 28 August in the Frankfurt Goethe-Haus. - On headed stationery with autograph reply by Paquet in pencil. Perforated at left margin (not touching text). The enclosed copy of „Psychoanalytische Bewegung“ with autograph dedication signed by Walter Muschg, who contributed the essay „Freud as a writer“ (pp. 467-509): „Cordially dedicated to Frau M. Forster | W. Muschg“.