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Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

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Venus turkiksissa (1870) 1,591 kappaletta
La madre santa (1990) 14 kappaletta
Die Liebe des Plato (1991) 13 kappaletta
Bed of an Empress (1933) 11 kappaletta
True Decadence: Venus In Furs (2007) 11 kappaletta
Don Juan de Kolomea (1985) 9 kappaletta
Historietes galizzianes (1985) 7 kappaletta
La hiena de la puszta (1982) 5 kappaletta
Fouets et fourrures (1998) 5 kappaletta
Katharina II. (1930) 4 kappaletta
L' amore crudele 4 kappaletta
Diderot a Pietroburgo (1998) 3 kappaletta
Les Batteuses d'hommes (2005) 3 kappaletta
Kürklü Venüs (2015) 3 kappaletta
Grausame Frauen (1984) 3 kappaletta
Afrikas Semiramis (1985) 2 kappaletta
Scene del ghetto 1 kappale
La Pantoufle de Sapho (2016) 1 kappale
Derde Omnibus der erotiek — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Scènes du ghetto (1999) 1 kappale
La pervertita 1 kappale
The new Job 1 kappale
La Femme séparée (2004) 1 kappale
Onder ons 1 kappale
Russische liefde 1 kappale
18 Matrena (2011) 1 kappale
Femmes slaves (2013) 1 kappale
Demoniczne kobiety (1986) 1 kappale
Matrena : priče (2003) 1 kappale
Bruchstücke (2009) 1 kappale
LA MADONE A LA FOURRURE (2011) 1 kappale
Le legs de Caïn (2015) 1 kappale
Contes juifs (2007) 1 kappale
La Venus de las pieles (2014) 1 kappale
Hadaska 1 kappale
Un testament 1 kappale
Mardona (2011) 1 kappale

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Don't know what I was expecting from a book written in 1870 about women. It reads like an ancient MRA propaganda novel.
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fleshed | 29 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 16, 2023 |
at times i could feel masoch's boner poking me
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hk- | 29 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 12, 2023 |
A Book By An Author You’ve Never Read Before

It's ironic that I chose this book to fulfill this category on my reading list. While I had not even heard of the author, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, I knew about the sexual disorder bearing his name. I just didn't make the connection until after reading the book.

Venus in Furs begins with an unnamed narrator relating his dream of speaking to the goddess Venus while she is dressed in furs. The friend he shares his dream with, Severin, gives him a manuscript, Confessions of a Supersensual Man, in return. Consistent with masochistic behavior, the manuscript relates Severin's voluntary debasement as a slave to Wanda, the woman he wishes to marry. Had the book been published in modern times, rather than 1870, Severin's humiliation would have been described in much more graphic terms, but any reader with an imagination can picture what he went through.

Venus in Furs was intended to be part of a larger narrative. Reading it as a stand-alone novel focuses all attention on its masochistic aspects, and I wonder whether only prurient curiosity keeps it in circulation today. It is neither a particularly well-written nor engaging book. Severin is an unsympathetic character; Wanda is cruel and ultimately detestable. Their relationship grows tiresome, especially the repetitious self-abasement, and the ending feels artificial, as though more concerned with social acceptance than artistic integrity. Yet the book was made into half-a-dozen movies and a couple plays. Two bands, including The Velvet Underground, wrote songs about it. So it has certainly made a cultural impact, however limited in scope.

As a portrayal of the power dynamics between a certain type of man and woman, it's mildly thought-provoking and insightful. Were it a longer book or one that required closer reading, I would advise passing. Although I haven't read anything that deals with masochism, modern novels probably deal with it in a more sophisticated manner.
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skavlanj | 29 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 16, 2023 |
Não posso dizer que não é divertido, a história de sentimentos complexos, hesitantes e idealistas de um jovem romântico e sua vontade de controlar a sua submissão, de planejar sua perda de controle e de educar aquela que será sua senhora para que ele possa, em toda o esplendor se submeter. Mas como tudo isso é romântico ao extremo, há algo que falta, e que sobra a Sade, por exemplo. Uma clareza de alma, lá muito gélida, é verdade.
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henrique_iwao | 29 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 30, 2022 |



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