Jun 17, 2021 - Sale 2573

Sale 2573 - Lot 50

Estimate: $ 250 - $ 350
"UNCONSCIOUSLY WE REALLY THINK WE ARE SURVIVING OUR DEATH" REIK, THEODOR. Autograph Letter Signed, to "Dear Mr. Bean," sending New Year greetings, hoping he is well, expressing pleasure that he is working on a tape [recording?], and, in a postscript, citing the quotation written on the next page from his book Curiosities of the Self [1965] and inquiring whether he has a copy of the book. 1 1/2 pages, 4to, "Dr. Theodor Reik" stationery, written on two sheets; horizontal folds. New York, 4 January 1966

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The quotation: ". . . [U]nconsciously we really think we are surviving our death in some form or other. In some form--that could also mean in the memory of our children and grandchildren, of our friends and relatives who continue to live and who remember us--rarely or often. Otherwise how could we, so to speak, live with those we live [leave?] behind?"