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Venus in Furs (Penguin Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780140447811
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Venus in Furs describes the obsessions of Severin von Kusiemski, a European nobleman who desires to be enslaved to a woman. Severin finds his ideal of voluptuous cruelty in the merciless Wanda von Dunajew. This is a passionate and powerful portrayal of one man's struggle to enlighten and instruct himself and others in the realm of desire. Published in 1870, the novel gained notoriety and a degree of immortality for its author when the word "masochism"—derived from his name—entered the vocabulary of psychiatry. This remains a classic literary statement on sexual submission and control.

@SacherMasochist As the domination increases the limit of sensuality approaches infinity. Math joke. Eat that, Leibniz.

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This is a story of obsessive love. Severin von Kusiemski loves the beautiful Wanda van Dunajew, but feels that the best way to express his love is to suffer at her hands. Reluctantly she agrees to take him as her slave, renames him Gregor and submits him to frightful humiliations.

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Venus in Furs describes the obsessions of Severin von Kusiemski, a European nobleman who desires to be enslaved to a woman. Severin finds his ideal of voluptuous cruelty in the merciless Wanda von Dunajew. This is a passionate and powerful portrayal of one man's struggle to enlighten and instruct himself and others in the realm of desire. Published in 1870, the novel gained notoriety and a degree of immortality for its author when the word "masochism"—derived from his name—entered the vocabulary of psychiatry. This remains a classic literary statement on sexual submission and control.

 

About the Author

Joachim Neugroschel has won three PEN translation awards and the French-American translation prize. He has also translated Thomas Mann's Death in Venice and Sacher-Masoch's Venus in Furs, both for Penguin Classics. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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lukas, December 24, 2013 (view all comments by lukas)
"Pleasure alone makes existence worthwhile." Man those Europeans can be some kinky mofos. This 19th century novel is about a dude who pledges himself to the title character and lets himself be subjected to bondage, whipping and boot licking. . .And he likes it! The word "masochism" comes from the author's last name and The Velvet Underground wrote a song called "Venus in Furs." I don't know if Iggy Pop was familiar with it, but at one point the protagonist Severin says "I want to be your dog!" Come on! Yeah, some sexy, perverse stuff from across the pond.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140447811
Translator:
Neugroschel, Joachim
Introduction:
Wolff, Larry
Translator:
Neugroschel, Joachim
Introduction by:
Wolff, Larry
Introduction:
Wolff, Larry
Author:
Neugroschel, Joachim
Author:
Sacher-Masoch, Leopold Von
Author:
Von Sacher-Masoch, Leopold
Author:
Wolff, Larry
Author:
Sacher-Masoch, Leopold
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Culture
Subject:
Erotica
Subject:
Erotica - General
Subject:
Classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.67x5.05x.48 in. .27 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 160 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140447811 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This is a story of obsessive love. Severin von Kusiemski loves the beautiful Wanda van Dunajew, but feels that the best way to express his love is to suffer at her hands. Reluctantly she agrees to take him as her slave, renames him Gregor and submits him to frightful humiliations.
"Synopsis" by ,
Venus in Furs describes the obsessions of Severin von Kusiemski, a European nobleman who desires to be enslaved to a woman. Severin finds his ideal of voluptuous cruelty in the merciless Wanda von Dunajew. This is a passionate and powerful portrayal of one man's struggle to enlighten and instruct himself and others in the realm of desire. Published in 1870, the novel gained notoriety and a degree of immortality for its author when the word "masochism"—derived from his name—entered the vocabulary of psychiatry. This remains a classic literary statement on sexual submission and control.

 

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