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The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi, Volume 3: 1920–1933

The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi, Volume 3: 1920–1933

Sigmund Freud, Sándor Ferenczi

Edited by Ernst Falzeder and Eva Brabant
Translated by Peter T. Hoffer

ISBN 9780674002975

Publication date: 10/15/2000

This third and final volume of the correspondence between the founder of psychoanalysis and one of his most colorful disciples brings to a close Sándor Ferenczi's life and the story of one of the most important friendships in the history of psychoanalysis.

This volume spans a turbulent period, beginning with the controversy over Otto Rank's The Trauma of Birth and continuing through Ferenczi's lectures in New York and his involvement in a bitter controversy with American analysts over the practice of lay analysis. On his return from America, Ferenczi's relationship with Freud deteriorated, as Freud became increasingly critical of his theoretical and clinical innovations. Their troubled friendship was further complicated by ill health--Freud's cancer of the jaw and the pernicious anemia that finally killed Ferenczi in 1933.The controversies between Freud and Ferenczi continue to this day, as psychoanalysts reassess Ferenczi's innovations, and increasingly challenge the allegations of mental illness leveled against him after his death by Freud and Ernest Jones. The correspondence, now published in its entirety, will deepen understanding of these issues and of the history of psychoanalysis as a whole.

Praise

  • The third and final volume of correspondence between the founder of psychoanalysis and one of his most colorful disciples brings to a close Sandor Ferenczi's life and the story of one of the most important friendships in the history of psychology.

    —Translation Review

Authors

  • Ernst Falzeder, a psychologist in Liezen, Austria, has published widely on the history of psychoanalysis.
  • Eva Brabant is a psychoanalyst and historian in Paris.
  • Patrizia Giampieri-Deutsch is a psychoanalyst and lecturer in philosophy at the University of Vienna.
  • Peter T. Hoffer is Professor of German at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
  • Judith Dupont is a psychoanalyst and lives in Paris.

Book Details

  • 528 pages
  • 6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Belknap Press
  • With Patrizia Giampieri-Deutsch
  • Introduction by Judith Dupont

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