CORRESPONDENCE WITH FREUD
When I returned to New York in March 1919 after the Peace Conference in Paris, the only thing I brought back in my luggage that I had not taken with me to Paris was the inscribed copy of the Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis given at the University of Vienna in the winter of 1915-1916 and 1916-1917. Freud had sent it to me to Paris in grateful acknowledgment for a box of cigars the American mission had taken him. I did nothing about the book until I opened my office in July 1919, when I was advising Horace Liveright of Boni & Liveright and brought up at a meeting with him the possibility of publishing a translation of the lectures.
News from Vienna was very disquieting to my parents. The inflation had ...