Letter from Sigmund Freud to Wilhelm Fliess: 19th February 1899: Known as Letter 105

by Julia Evans on February 19, 1899

Publication dates

1)  In Marie Bonaparte, Anna Freud, and Ernst Kris, (Eds.), (1950a). Aus den anfangen der psychoanalyse. briefe an Wilhelm Fliess, abhandlungen und notizen aus de jahren 1887-1902. London: Imago;

2)  Corrected transcription in J. M. Masson and Michael Schröter, (Eds.), Briefe an Wilhelm Fliess, 1887-1904, Frankfurt am Main: Fischer, 1986

In English translation:

3) Letter 105: p277-279 of Marie Bonaparte, Anna Freud, and Ernst Kris, (Eds.), The origins of psycho-analysis: Letters to Wilhelm Fliess, drafts and notes, 1887-1902, (Eric Mosbacher & James Strachey, Trans.), London: Imago, 1954

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4) 19th February 1899: p344-346 of The complete letters of Sigmund Freud to Wilhelm Fliess, 1887-1904. (Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Ed. and Trans.). (1985c). Cambridge, MA, and London: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

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Bruno de Florence includes this letter in his comments on the ‘symptom’ from the Reading Seminar VII Reading Group of 5th January 2013.  (Seminar VII: The Ethics of Psychoanalysis : Translated by Dennis Porter: session 9th December 1959: p48 para 4 – ‘There is always an abundance of reasons…’ to p56 (end of session)) : These notes available : Notes from the Reading Seminar VII Group on 5th January 2013 & 8th December 2012 or here