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Synopsis: In his stunning essay, Coldness and Cruelty, Gilles Deleuze provides a rigorous and informed philosophical examination of the work of the late 19th-century German novelist Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. Deleuze's essay, certainly the most profound study yet produced on the relations between sadism and masochism, seeks to develop and explain Masoch's "peculiar way of 'desexualizing' love while at the same time sexualizing the entire history of humanity." He shows that masochism is something far more subtle and complex than the enjoyment of pain, that masochism has nothing to do with sadism; their worlds do not communicate, just as the genius of those who created them—Masoch and Sade—lie stylistically, philosophically, and politically poles a part.
Venus in Furs, the most famous of all of Masoch's novels, was written in 1870 and belongs to an unfinished cycle of works that Masoch entitled The Heritage of Cain. The cycle was to treat a series of themes including love, war, and death. The present work is about love. Although the entire constellation of symbols that has come to characterize the masochistic syndrome can be found here—fetishes, whips, disguises, fur-clad women, contracts, humiliations, punishment, and always the volatile presence of a terrible coldness—these do not eclipse the singular power of Masoch's eroticism.
About the Author: Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII, Vincennes/Saint Denis. He published 25 books, including five in collaboration with Félix Guattari.
Title: Masochism: Coldness and Cruelty & Venus in ...
Publisher: Zone Books
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Book Description Zone Books. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Book has appearance of only minimal use. All pages are undamaged with no significant creases or tears. Seller Inventory # G094229954XI4N00
Book Description Zone Books, 1989. Hardcover missing dustjacket, 294 pages; very good condition; no internal marks. Foreign shipping may be extra. Seller Inventory # MaDeZo15
Book Description Zone Books, New York, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Hardcover in very good condition. Light mottling to the boards and some foxing to the page block head. Slight sunning to the jacket spine. Small label on the FEP. Binding is sound and the text is clear. CM. Used. Seller Inventory # 461982
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Book Description Zone Books, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Book has light shelving wear to the edges and corners. The lower corner of the back cover bows ever so slightly. The first third of the print has some highlighting. Aside from these minor items this is a good, sharp copy that remains well-bound with bright pages that are crisp. The dust jacket carries sun fading to the spine, along with minor shelving wear to the edges and corners. Light rubbing blights the covers slightly. Other than the items listed this is a good copy that remains sharp, crisp with the color and text vibrant and clear. Copy now protected via archival cover. Seller Inventory # 930580
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