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Venus in Furs

Venus in Furs 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 Duna

  • Title: Venus in Furs
  • Author: Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
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  • Page: 275
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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 gai 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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    1. Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

      Austrian writer and journalist, who gained renown for his romantic stories of Galician life The term masochism is derived from his name.During his lifetime, Sacher Masoch was well known as a man of letters, a utopian thinker who espoused socialist and humanist ideals in his fiction and non fiction Most of his works remain untranslated into English The novel Venus in Furs is his only book commonly available in English.See enpedia wiki Leopold_

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    1. //youtube/watch?v=PK8ijrapwA8 Way back in 1869 Leopold wrote this book about some fun he was having.Tis true. Leo gave the world a new label for these exploits masochism. What we've done with it since then is our own business. Severin did get what he wanted. So many people never do. They never dare ask.


    2. Umm, okayThe first portion of this book is wonderful. The forced lasciviousness of the female protagonist, the pathetic attempts at seeming like a banshee, a Siren, all draped in furs and spouting some bullshit about Paganism. I have met this girl before, and this boy, I have watched their pitiful dance of apathy, their ham-handed fears of monotony and monogamy, the (in my opinion) bullshit notion that caring in the romantic sense for one chosen and well-suited person with whom you specifically [...]


    3. My initial fears with 'Venus in Furs' was would it sink into the darker depths of depravity similar with that of Donatien Alphonse François (the Marquis de Sade), but didn't need to worry, because I was pleasantly surprised by it's charming and playful nature. Predominantly only two characters take centre stage, with nobleman Severin von Kusiemski falling under the seductive spell of the flame haired Wanda von Dunajew, he loves her so much to the extent of wanting to be her slave, and encourage [...]


    4. "You interest me. Most men are very commonplace, without verve or poetry. In you there is a certain depth and capacity for enthusiasm and a deep seriousness, which delight me. I might learn to love you." (20)This line really jumped out at me, because it's just what I imagine a lot of nerds imagine some lady will say to them some day. And they'll be like yeah! I have a depth and capacity for enthusiasm! I was just waiting for someone to notice! I bet nerds really like this book, which was written [...]


    5. "To be the slave of a woman, a beautiful woman, whom I love, whom I worship - !""And who mistreats you for it," Wanda broke in, laughing."Yes, who ties me up and whips me, who kicks me when she belong to another man."If submission and bondage is your thing, then you will probably like this book. In a nutshell, Severin likes women. Severin likes women who are filthy rich. Severin likes women who are filthy rich and treat him like shit. Wanda is that woman. That is pretty much what Venus in Furs i [...]


    6. Στο βιβλίο αυτό του Λεοπόλδου Φον Ζάχερ-Μαζόχ, απο τον οποίο προήλθε και ο όρος "μαζοχισμός",παρακολουθούμε την θλιβερή και νοσηρή ερωτική ιστορία ενός νεαρού άεργου καλλιεργημένου άντρα του Σεβερίν,με μια νεαρή ελκυστική και ανισορρόπη χήρα τη Βάντα. Ο Σεβερίν έχει εμμονή [...]


    7. تحديث: صدر عن دار أثر للنشر ترجمتي لرواية ڤينوس في الفراء قراءة ماتعة يا أصدقاء (: *** "وضرب الرب القدير سبحانه فأسلمه ليدي امرأة" سفر يهوديتتراءى لي أن أنغمس في أعماق سيڤرين الجريحة، تلك الروح المتعطشة للإهانة والإذلال، الروح التي لم تكن إلا تجسيدًا مرهفا للخط الرفيع مابين الأ [...]


    8. The DSM-IV lists masochism as a derivation of sexual gratification from being subjected to physical pain or humiliation by oneself or another person. Pleasure is being abused or dominated. The psychiatric bible must have read Venus in Furs for its definitions. Even the word used for sexual pursuits comes from the author's name.Sacher-Masoch was an Austrian writer of letters and a journalist. I stopped counting books attributed to him when it was greater than forty. He wrote Venus in Furs in 1870 [...]




    9. Haven't reviewed on in a while, but was googling this work's translation dates and came across the negative reviews here. Thought I should contribute my defence.What Makes Venus in Furs a groundbreaking and thoroughly enjoyable work?1)Literary traditionThe finely-rendered frame structure follows the German novella tradition's strong, almost proscriptive, tradition of narrative framing (think Goethe, Storm, Hoffmann). Accordingly, it created a sensation among early readers by presenting shocking [...]


    10. How I caused irreparable harm to our entire country because of a relationship gone sour with the author of Anti-Oedipus"Confession time. I didn't really read this book, but I'm going to rate it anyway. I did read the Deleuze book Cruelty, which is him writing about Venus in Furs, and then the book itself. I remember really liking the Deleuze part, but at that point in my life I was so in love with Deleuze that he could have written anything and I would have ejaculated all over it. It was a bad t [...]


    11. If I remember correctly, this book was stupid. It also seems to have contributed to a lot of ridiculous behavior, and has led indirectly to many horrendous cultural products such as "people taking their silly sex hang-ups waaaaay too seriously," "fetish nights," "vinyl outfits," and "that irritating kid in your freshman dorm who walked around with a leash around his neck."BUT, on the PLUS side, having read it made me feel way more knowledgeable about the VU song on the banana album, which I gues [...]



    12. I wanted to write an in-depth review, quoting favorite passages from the book, but for now let's just say that this was the right read for me at the right time. I was expecting it to be titillating and dirty but instead encountered something rather lovely: a concentrated tale of obsession and longing and risky role playing that turns a woman emulating a simple ancient Grecian hedonism into a enthusiastic wielder of capricious physical and mental cruelty -- rendered to the sadomasochistic male lo [...]


    13. It was as if Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch's translator was assigned to use the words "dilettante", "suprasensual", and "ermine" as many times as humanly possible in the course of 100 pages-- to lazily tell a story about a man who wants to be his lover's slave. The most intersting part of the book is its introduction, in which it is made known that the author lived out his own character's fantasies when a woman copied Wanda's letter and made Sacher-Masoch her slave. Hopefully, they weren't as boring [...]


    14. فينوس في الفراء لم يعجبني ساد فلذا بالتأكيد لن يعجبني مازوخ، وهنا مأزق حقيقي لكل قارئ، هل يمكننا الانفصال عن موضوعات ساد ومازوخ والتعامل مع ما كتباه من دون التفكير بالسادية والمازوخية؟ لا يسهل ذلك كما أنه لا يساعد كثيراً، لو قرأ أحدهم كتاب مازوخ هذا من دون أي فكرة عن المازوخ [...]


    15. Foi o livro Venus à la Forrure (o título em português foi dado por Ana Hatherly), de Sacher-Masoch que deu origem ao termo Masoquismo.Vai daí, já se está mesmo a ver qual o assunto tratado neste romanceque de erótico não tem nada, mas de cómico tem tudo.Séverine que, com pouco mais de trinta anos, já "quase não se podia mexer; já quase não respirava (pudera, com tanta porrada que levou) conta a um amigo a sua louca paixão pela sádica Wanda. Ela não queria bater-lhe, mas ele pedi [...]


    16. This book is much disadvantaged by being grouped with the books of the Marquis de Sade. It isn’t a masterpiece per se, and it does have that “unfinished draft” air, but it was interesting and grabbed my attention all through the plot, and I don’t think I felt bored or extremely disgusted while reading. What surprised me most was how the book in some parts was actually very emotional and soft in ways I couldn’t explain or comprehend.


    17. في الواحدة وأربع دقائق، في الأول من ديسمبر، ألفان وستة عشر أنتيهت من قراءة ڤينوس في الفراء، ترجمة المترجمة أسماء القناص.تحديث:كان ساشر مازوخ على حق، حين كان قلقًا ولم يسعد بشهرته التي اكتسبها، عن طريق الطبيب كرافت إيبينغ، عالم النفس والأعصاب الألماني، الذي صاغ مصطلح “الماز [...]


    18. This book is great, short as it is. And I was hankering to try another book on the topic of female domination after reading "Permanent Obscurity" by Richard Perez, which I truly enjoyed. "Venus in Furs" starts out a little stiffly but ups the ante as Severin gets himself into more trouble than he bargained for. Yeah, my word of caution to all you would-be male slaves out there: Be careful what you wish for! If your dream is be debased, be prepared when it happens! Come to think of it, it reads l [...]


    19. So I finally picked this back up and I remembered why I stopped reading it. This guy is just such a PUSSY! Nothing against Leopold, (or pussy, one of the most powerful things on Earth) he wrote a pretty progressive book for his time. But JeeeZeus! Anyways, I doubt my 1 star will hurt the ratings of this masterpiece. And I really do respect it as a masterpiece, due to the era in which it was written. But the Mona Lisa is also a masterpiece that’s not very impressive 600 years later.


    20. It's a bewildering thing how a man who imagine himself as women's slave and dog, and kneels under their feet still finds a way to talk in a sexism way and supercilious manner about women!Still, this book is by far better than 50 Shades because it's not just short messages, teenage crush, or sexual descriptions. This book clearly shows the mentality behind such a desire, the passion, love-whether it exist in such case or not-, not merely a porn in text.


    21. قراءة مازوخ لا بُد منها وذلك لمعرفةالجذور الأساسية للمازوخية ، وكما توقعت كانت الرواية منبعثة من تجربة شخصية عاشها ليوبولد مازوخ شخصياً .


    22. I adored this book. I initially was worried that it would be too simplistic in its approach to sexuality, kink, and dominance & submissiveness in sexuality (much as early science fiction books are sometimes are the epitomies of genre cliches regarding time travel, this book could easily have fallen into a genre cliche of the female with the whip). And from what I had first encountered, I had plenty of reason to be expecting this.For one, it is no secret that this book contains such an extrem [...]


    23. One of the goofiest things I’ve ever read. So many reversals on top of reversals! Such impassioned torrid writing!And yet it’s all basically about a guy and his specific fetishes and how he can’t distinguish “an approximation of a fantasy, instantiated in reality” from “the fantasy itself.” He keeps asking his lover to do the stuff he fantasizes about, but then when the situation starts to involve her free will and she doesn’t do exactly what her fantasy equivalent would, he’s [...]


    24. I often find that I will initially be enthralled by a new book; but, as I read on, my attention will begin to flag, and my interest wane. Venus in Furs, however, was different. Yes, I was hooked from the very first pages. And yes, I began to get—not ‘bored,’ per se, but apprehensive about halfway through. Apprehensive, as in: maybe this isn’t really as good as I thought; maybe my expectations were too high.But upon reaching the conclusion of the novel—an ending which, I must admit, I d [...]


    25. What larks. Got all political at the end, apparently us women are tyrannous in love on account of social oppression. *threatens theory with whip* ;)


    26. Сентиментально-романтическая белиберда, томная и наивная — вот что есть эта повесть, из которой раздули культ. Даже с поправкой на время. Незрелость чувств, эмоциональная нестабильность, самолюбование — все эти штаны на лямках австро-германо-польско-русской молодежи поб [...]


    27. This book is a fascinating, if a bit unsettling, exploration of the more aberrant relationships that can exist between the sexes. I've always been somewhat surprised that so few people seem to have read it; they may have heard of it, or know vague details as to the plot, which is still infamous even by today's standards, but it does tend to get overlooked as one of the great books of its time period. Personally, I'd recommend it highly, if for no other reason than to experience the subversive lo [...]


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