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A tribute to Elisabeth Enczi, M.D.

A tribute to Elisabeth Enczi, M.D. November 10, 1914-April 25, 1982 Frederick H. Berenstein It is a great pleasure to be here to present the first Annual Elisabeth Enczi Award and to say a few words about a woman whom it was an even greater pleasure to have known. Elisabeth Enczi and I first met at a party many years ago. Our host, another psychoanalyst, said, "Liz, tell Ricky about your magic ring." Elisabeth laughed, but the comment drew my attention to a ring on her hand which contained a large black stone covering a hidden compartment. I asked what type of magic the ring performed, and she replied that it would answer any question for me, but only one question was allowed. I thought for a moment and asked, '3Nill I be living tomorrow?" Elisabeth smiled and replied, "The ring's answer is 'Are you alive today?'" I knew from that moment that I had met a kindred spirit. From that day until the last few days before her death Elisabeth Enczi was my teacher, my colleague, my literary companion through dozens of books, but, most of all, my best friend in the world. Unstintingly, through- out our long relationship, she was always available with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Journal of Psychoanalysis Springer Journals

A tribute to Elisabeth Enczi, M.D.

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
1984 Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
ISSN
0002-9548
eISSN
1573-6741
DOI
10.1007/BF01255424
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Abstract

November 10, 1914-April 25, 1982 Frederick H. Berenstein It is a great pleasure to be here to present the first Annual Elisabeth Enczi Award and to say a few words about a woman whom it was an even greater pleasure to have known. Elisabeth Enczi and I first met at a party many years ago. Our host, another psychoanalyst, said, "Liz, tell Ricky about your magic ring." Elisabeth laughed, but the comment drew my attention to a ring on her hand which contained a large black stone covering a hidden compartment. I asked what type of magic the ring performed, and she replied that it would answer any question for me, but only one question was allowed. I thought for a moment and asked, '3Nill I be living tomorrow?" Elisabeth smiled and replied, "The ring's answer is 'Are you alive today?'" I knew from that moment that I had met a kindred spirit. From that day until the last few days before her death Elisabeth Enczi was my teacher, my colleague, my literary companion through dozens of books, but, most of all, my best friend in the world. Unstintingly, through- out our long relationship, she was always available with

Journal

The American Journal of PsychoanalysisSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 1, 1984

Keywords: Clinical Psychology; Psychotherapy; Psychoanalysis

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