Venus in Furs

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Penguin, Jun 1, 2000 - Fiction - 160 pages
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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.

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Venus in Furs

User Review  - pascalthiriet - Babelio

Venus in Furs par Leopold von Sacher-Masoch I have just finish reading Venus in Furs, the book by Sacher-Masoch a few days after I have seen « La Venus ŕ la fourure » it’s adaptation by Roman ... Read full review

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Due to the study « Psychopathia sexualis » of the German psychiatrist Richard von Krafft-Ebing, « Venus im Pelz » came into an unwarranted imbalance. More than a hundred years after this novel was ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

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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