Venus In Furs

By: Ritter Von Leopold Sacher-Masoch
Published By: Double9 Books
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Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, an Austrian novelist, first published his book "Venus in Furs" in 1870. The narrative centers on Severin von Kusiemski, who develops an obsession with Wanda von Dunajew. Wanda's attractiveness and assertive nature interest Severin, who persuades her to accept him as her slave. When Wanda agrees, Severin submits to her completely, giving her the power to rule and manipulate him. The book examines topics including sexuality and desire as well as power, dominance, and surrender. It is significant for establishing the idea of masochism, which bears the author's name and refers to the practice of taking pleasure in humiliation or suffering. The book has received acclaim for its psychological nuance and examination of interpersonal connections, but it has also drawn criticism for how it portrays women and for its overtly sexualized language. Venus, the Roman goddess of love, and the furs Wanda dons while controlling Severin are references in the book's title. The book has been converted into a variety of media, such as operas, plays, and movies, and it has impacted the creative output of numerous writers and performers.

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Ritter Von Leopold Sacher-Masoch

The controversial writings of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836–1895), an Austrian author and journalist, which addressed issues of power relations and sexuality, made him famous. His best-known work is the book Venus in Furs, which popularized the idea of masochism and had a profound effect on the formation of contemporary society. Born into an aristocratic family in Lemberg (now Lviv, Ukraine), Sacher-Masoch subsequently attended the University of Graz to study law and history. His poetry often mirrored his own issues with desire and power as he went on to work as a writer and editor. In addition to Venus in Furs, Sacher-Masoch also produced a large number of other books, novellas, and essays, the most autobiographical of which being The Confessions of Wanda von Sacher-Masoch. His works, which explored forbidden subjects and had an impact on contemporary society, were divisive in his day and are still contested and studied today. The word "masochism," which describes sexual pleasure gained from suffering pain or humiliation, has come to be associated with Sacher-Masoch.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 118 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358714174
  • ISBN-13: 9789358714173
  • Item Weight: 141.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 6.92 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics,Fiction / Historical,Fiction / General