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If we look for signs of compatibility in the literary styles of Sade and Sacher-Masoch, however, we are disappointed.

The end was so good as well.

Come to think of it, it reads like a cautionary tale. Polanski has often spoken of making films as disguised autobiographies. Did that warm your heart? Feb 24, Cheryl Kennedy rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 18, Meredith rated it it was amazing Shelves: And I was hankering to try another book masofh the topic of female domination after reading “Permanent Obscurity” by Richard Perez, which I truly enjoyed.

I remember really liking the Deleuze part, but at that point in my life I was so in love with Deleuze that he could have sachwr anything and I would have ejaculated all over it. It also seems to have contributed to a lot of ridiculous behavior, and has led indirectly to many horrendous cultural products such as “people taking their silly sex hang-ups waaaaay too seriously,” “fetish nights,” “vinyl outfits,” and “that irritating kid in your freshman dorm who walked around with a leash around his neck.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. At times, it voices startlingly modern sentiments. Most sacyer are very commonplace, without verve or poetry. It’s hard to tell who’s more offended about that book – readers or feminists. It was published in Aug 16, Greg rated it it was ok.


Venus in Furs by Ritter von Leopold Sacher-Masoch

Henning, which to my eyes is cleaner and more in the spirit of things than the commonly available and mssoch stilted one by Fernanda Savage. I can understand why this would have caused a bit of a ruckus back in the day, but reading now in the 21st century it’s about as controversial as a litter of kittens playing around in a summer meadow, and I actually found it quite delightful with moments of humour regardless of whether it was intended this way.

OR, maybe everyone else on here is crazy. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. And from what I had first encountered, I had plenty of reason to be expecting this.

I might learn to love you. The idea of a woman being dominant having the whip-hand, so to speak was ludicrous to most people. I had to keep reminding myself that this book was written in Although it was not nearly as explicit as I was expecting kind of like the Kama Sutrain that respect.

He was a famous author and social reformer, the editor of On the Highest, a radical magazine that fought for Jewish rights and female emancipation. leeopold

Deleuze has an interesting book on Venus in Furs — Coldness and Cruelty. The confusion of ethnicity and sexuality is apparent in Sacher-Masoch’s very earliest fiction.

Venus in Furs – Wikipedia

But here, she just dumps him. I guess people got jealous and shit got complicated. Severin buys his erotica from a Jewish print dealer; other Jews are portrayed as both panderers and seducers.

The effect plays on masofh skin; it is unnerving and it is entirely deliberate.

And the ending, which I won’t spoil, left me feeling very fulfilled — complex and well-earned by a writer who was willing to really flesh out his xacher. This article is about the book.


Wanda is that woman. Men aren’t like that either. I’m not saying it’s impossible, I just think it goes against the more common manifestations of human nature to not feel emotions of possessiveness toward a cherished lover. I mean, I have greeted lovers with apathy, sternness, initial doubts which reached fruition in feelings chilling, freezing, eventually frozen; I would be completely out of touch with myself if I were to believe otherwise.

For instance, Wanda is spoken of as a tzarina, a Russian queen. There is always a sense that something dangerous is about to happen. The main plot of the story is Severin is obsessed with finding his Venus in Furs. According to Seigner, Polanski was anxious during filming that the similarity might be a distraction. It was as if Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch’s translator was assigned to use the words “dilettante”, “suprasensual”, and “ermine” as many times as humanly possible in the course of pages– to lazily tell a story about a man who wants to be his lover’s slave.

Jun 18, Tiffany Reisz rated it it was amazing. At first Wanda does not understand or accede to the venhs, but after humouring Severin a bit she finds the advantages of the method to masocch interesting and enthusiastically embraces the idea, although at the same time she disdains Severin for allowing her to do so. What I could never stand was the hyper-rationalizing of this emotion, the forcing of it. Also, I would be, you know, really depressed and completely miserable in that scaher.