Venus in Furs is a novella by the Austrian author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, and the best known of his works.
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Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch (27 January 1836 – 9 March 1895) was an 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. Until recently, his novel Venus in Furs was his only book commonly available in English, but an English translation by William Holmes of Die Gottesmutter was released in 2015 as The Mother of God.Review:
A timeless volume, recommended for bed-sitting aesthetes everywhere. -- Small Press
The quintessential Sacher-Masoch novel, in which he most succinctly sets out his obsessions. --John Strausbaugh, New York Press
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