Being Analysed By Freud in 1921: The diary of a patient - The author, who is a psychoanalyst, recounts how she discovered the diary in which her grandmother, who was a psychiatrist, described her four-month analysis with Sigmund Freud in Vienna in 1921. Some biographical data about the patient are presented, and five extracts of the diary are reported. This diary, although at irregular intervals, reports the detailed interventions made by Freud and the patient in the course of the analysis. Finally, conclusions on how Freud worked with patients at that period, particularly insofar as transference is concerned, are drawn. (The complete diary, with comments by various authors, is published in German in the book edited by Anna Koellreuter "Wie benimmt sich der Prof. Freud eigentlich?": Ein neu entdecktes Tagebuch von 1921 historisch und analytisch kommentiert. Giessen: Psychosozial, 2009).
KEY WORDS: Sigmund Freud’s technique, transference, interpretation, history of psychoanalysis, diary of a psychoanalysis