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This article was originally published in 1982, when the translation into Portuguese of excerpts of Freud’s correspondence was launched, which had first been organized by Freud’s son Ernst. More than a literary review, this two-authored text pursues certain clues in his letters, in an attempt to delineate which loves trickled from Freud’s pen. Working through the letters from their inner side, a surprising result is reached that puts the reader in face of a young man whose tenacious and vivacious intensions were still to be transformed into realizations. Thus the title “Letters of self-love and other loves…” and the invitation opened to study Freud’s legacy for those who want to know the intimacy of his life.
Keywords : Sigmund Freud; Psychoanalysis; Psychoanalytic method; Everyday life.