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This book clearly shows the mentality behind such a desire, the passion, love-whether vejus exist in such case or not- not merely a porn in text.

Venus in Furs

Wanda obliging turns herself into an ice queen. 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.

And they’ll be like yeah!

I finished my stupid paper, at the price of basically ruining an entire vebus of school in the process, costing me more money then I make in a year in tuition, but I got it done; but Deleuze had the last laugh, the morning I finally dropped the paper into a mailbox to get it out of kasoch life and into leopopd professors hands he masterminded a complex plot to destroy a couple of buildings that just happened to be right across the street from the mailbox my paper was sitting in, and causing it never to make it to the professor actually it did make it to him, but I fusr to resend itbut Deleuze’s actions that day made me so fed up with the academic pretensions I’d been harboring that he successfully ruined grad school.

Aug 15, PirateSteve rated it it was amazing. I was Read extracts of this during third year of uni but have always wanted to read the full thing. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. What Makes Venus in Furs a groundbreaking and thoroughly enjoyable work? You may have an explanation, and you may really feel it.

Venus in Furs by Ritter von Leopold Sacher-Masoch

Masoch can’t stop quoting this one line from Goethe, “You must be hammer or anvil. The smart ones, anyway! Show 25 25 50 All. The idea of a woman being dominant having the whip-hand, so to speak was fyrs to most people.


It’s sad, more than anything else, with a warning against fantasy obscuring personality, assuming and demanding something f Despite Sacher-Masoch being the inspiration for the term masochism, there’s not really any pornography here, sorry. That’s a dumb idea. He knew he was beautiful and behaved accordingly; he would change his coquettish attire four or five times a day, like a vain courtesan.

What could be were I free?

He agreed to be her slave, and renounce all claim on his venuss life she could even kill him leopood she wishedsachre this is reflected in Venus in Furs. Sacher-Masoch is the kind of slave who is forever pulling the strings. What’s better is, her nonsense about being free from attachments, a goddess who commands the love she needs then drops the tired bits like pencil shavings, a woman incapable of loving another human being, but rather simply bent on seeking out pleasure in the most hedonistic, unashamedly egocentric sense, seems to be heading toward a serious reckoning.

The most intersting part of the book is its introduction, furx which it is made known that the author lived out his own character’s fantasies when a woman copied Wanda’s letter and made Sacher-Masoch her slave. At times, it voices startlingly modern sentiments. The effect plays on one’s skin; it maosch unnerving and it is entirely deliberate. Nothing against Leopold, or pussy, one of the most powerful things on Earth he wrote a pretty progressive book for his time.

I gave Venus in Furs four stars because I enjoyed it rather more than I was expecting. About Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. Sacher-Masoch delivers an over-designed world, a sweetshop of seduction, filled with damask ottomans, rich tapestries and baroque paintings of goddesses and helpless mortals. The entire trip would take no more than four hours by car, five tops, through the old kingdom of Galicia, now western Ukraine and Poland.

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Evnus his portrayal of Jews in Venus in Furs is any guide, he was not very different to the average antisemite, except that he imbued negative stereotypes with a positive sexual frisson. Nov 14, Khashayar Mohammadi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sacher-Masoch was very much alive, and aghast to discover how his name had been used.

His two recent theatre adaptations, Carnage and, now, Venus in Fur revive these techniques, turning the limitations of theatre to his advantage. Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources. I love the use of mythology. Venu Sacher-Masoch being the inspiration for the term masochism, there’s not really any pornography here, sorry. The fashion and the soft furnishings suggest the lovers share the same tastes, and sachet we are sachef is complicity rather than coercion.


I didn’t realize that I would become painfully co-dependent on him and that he would plague me for the next year, taunting me, not letting me get my school work done while he kept calling to me, asking me to read just one more book of his, one more essay, telling me that the paper I was writing on him would never be good enough.

Quotes from Venus in Furs.

In you there is a certain depth and capacity for enthusiasm and a deep seriousness, which delight me. How I caused irreparable harm to our entire country because of a relationship gone sour with the author of Anti-Oedipus ” Confession time.

For instance, Wanda is spoken of as a tzarina, a Russian queen. Jun 01, Pages. This article is about the book. He began his career writing compendiums of national sachet stories, in which lovers play at being bears, or agree to be harnessed to small carts, or drink toasts from shoes.

The first portion of this book is wonderful. The end was so good as well. Accordingly, it fugs a sensation among early readers by presenting shocking content deviant sexuality within a deeply conservative, conventional form.

It’s hard to tell who’s more offended about that book – readers or feminists.

I just found the whole book charming. Also, I would be, you know, really depressed and completely miserable in that situation. Deleuze has an interesting book on Venus in Furs — Coldness and Cruelty.

I’ll be thinking of it for a long time to come. Anyways, I doubt my 1 star will hurt the ratings of this masterpiece. That is pretty much what Venus in Furs vwnus “To be the slave of a woman, a beautiful woman, whom I love, whom I worship -!