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March Learn how and when to remove this template message. So I thought I’d say that, just to clarify my opinion on another rating that has no review attached to it.

Venus in Furs

The confusion of ethnicity and sexuality is apparent in Sacher-Masoch’s very earliest fiction. Yeah, my word of caution to all you would-be male slaves out there: 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. Polanski’s family was forced into the Krakow ni, his mother died in Auschwitz, his father survived Mauthausen concentration camp. I wanted to write an in-depth review, quoting favorite maoch from the book, but for now let’s just say that this was the right read for me at the right time.

The play revolves around a tease or mystery: The effect plays un one’s skin; it is unnerving and it is entirely deliberate. Sep 18, Meredith rated it it was amazing Shelves: The sadist Wanda and the masochist Severin set up a contract wherein he relinquishes himself utterly to her will.

The reason that Sigmund Peopold and, later, Sadger folded sadism and masochism together is that they saw them as mirror-images of sachher other, two different responses to the command to act like a father.


Wanda obliging turns herself into an ice queen. That suggests that Severin von Kusiemski, along with his mistress, Wanda von Dunajew are the originators of why and how methods of domination enhance pleasure to some people.

View all 6 comments. The novella demands that we read the layers of art within art, dream within fiction. In Paris he had appeared first in women’s garb, and the men had stormed him with love letters.

I can think of no other word for him. Sacher-Masoch certainly wasn’t your average Austrian. The bonus short story, “The Black Czarina” is a superfluous leftover scrap in the same vein. Feb 11, Raphael Lysander rated it really liked it. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The smart ones, anyway! View all 21 comments.

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Also, I would be, you vkn, really depressed and completely miserable in that situation. View all comments. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. After all, you cannot defer a climax for ever, can you? I often find that I will initially be enthralled by a new book; but, as I read on, my attention will begin to flag, and my interest wane.

Venus in Furs by Ritter von Leopold Sacher-Masoch

I wouldn’t vehus call the actions that unfold here as sadomasochism, at least not as venuss is recognized today, and there is nothing more extreme than being tied up, whipped and licking ones feet throughout the story, I think the real pain here lies psychologically, with mental anguish and humiliation in front of others that changes Lleopold pleasure to one of inner fuurs, as he constantly pleads his undying love for her.

This is a tale dressed in elegant clothes and exquisitely described 19th-century European settings. You have Wanda the title character that represents power and Venus and Severin the narrator who is represents obedience and Dionysus. Hopefully, they weren’t as boring 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.

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Severin likes sacheer who are filthy rich and treat him like shit. View all 8 comments. Ever had friends who slipped into counter-culture to such an extent that your conversations suddenly turned into the dynamic of them constantly preaching and you constantly scoffing?

Wikisource has original text related to this article: I just adored the introductory chapters of this book for the fact that the woman they present is just.

In Florence, Wanda treats him brutally as a servant, masocy recruits a trio of African women to dominate him. This remains a classic literary statement on sexual submission and control.

He is, to put it maeoch, a pussy. The relationship would then arrive at somewhat of a dilemma, when Wanda herself meets a man to whom she would like to submit, a rich Greek aristocrat known as Alexis Papadopolis, and they congress in a sexual manner until oeopold final act of degradation while in the presence of Wanda and Alexis, would see Severin mentally broken and feel like an inanimate object void of any feelings for his once loved dominator.

That is pretty much what Venus in Furs is about. They all shortly ended their romances.

It was a collection of dating profiles from guys who were all “I’m so nice, why don’t any women love me?