Venus in Furs (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Venus in Furs (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
     
 

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

Most of us are familiar with the term "masochism," but few have read the scandalous story that gave a name to the fetish: Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's novella Venus in Furs (Venus im Pelz), first published in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1870. ASee more details below

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

Most of us are familiar with the term "masochism," but few have read the scandalous story that gave a name to the fetish: Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's novella Venus in Furs (Venus im Pelz), first published in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1870. A sensational depiction of an erotic passion that defies the norms of nineteenth-century sexuality and gender, the story charts the stages of masculine obsession and collapse, leading a cultivated European aristocrat from his fantasy of abasement at the hands of a domineering woman to a climax of brutal physical violence. It remains a foundational work of modern culture, defining a sexual perversion while also offering a critical lens through which to view persistent structures of masculinity and power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411467392
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
809,664
File size:
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