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It just seems like a lot of this modern embrace of what it is to be an Enlightened Lover and Self-Actualized Person is quite often going against vsnus intrinsic needs of those who proselytize about it. He also has a habit of falling in love with statues, and treating them as though they were real. Anyway, I really liked his part of the book.

Inspired by Your Browsing History. This is where the pleasure lies, in the endless deferrals rather than the promised beatings. He only loves a woman of stone, his interest wanes at kindness, he wants the one he can’t have, and it’s driving him mad all over all over all over his face every single goddamn time until the very moment when she cares, when she drops saccher guard and loves him back, and then his foot is suddenly wedged firmly in the door madoch his panties are noticeably roomier.

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Unfortunately, her reckoning does not ever really come about, and this suddenly turns into some bullshit about not letting yourself care about others, lest you be a malnourished, mistreated donkey. It reminded me of this conversation I had a few years ago. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Sep 17, Christina rated it it was amazing. He agreed to be her slave, and renounce all claim on his own life she could even kill him if she wishedand this is reflected in Venus vob Furs.


The novel draws themes, like female dominance and sadomasochismand character inspiration heavily from Sacher-Masoch’s own life.

Venus in Furs

What’s better is, her nonsense about being free from attachments, a goddess who commands the love she needs then drops the tired bits like pencil shavings, a woman incapable of loving another human being, but rather simply bent on seeking out pleasure in the most hedonistic, unashamedly egocentric sense, seems to be heading toward a serious reckoning.

Women are such bitches, because they don’t love me! To view it, click here. The idea of a woman being dominant having the whip-hand, so to speak was ludicrous to most people. In real futs, playing along with a fantasist would be crazy.

There was always a bit of schadenfreude which set in when some of the loftier of my hippie-dippie, “I just have to be free, maaaaan” acquaintances found themselves face-to-face with their own inherent, albeit denied natures, when all their trite musings and assumed sentiments about free love came back to kick them in their collective private parts via severe jealousy and heartache.

Feb 11, Raphael Lysander rated it really liked it. Severin likes women who are filthy rich. Venus in Furs describes the obsessions of Severin von Kusiemski, a European nobleman who desires to be enslaved to a woman. From here, the story continues with an addictive narrative and plot. Jun 18, Tiffany Reisz rated it it was amazing. 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 pages– to lazily tell a story about a man who wants to be his lover’s slave.


Wanda von Dunajew, the novel’s central female character, was modelled after Fanny Pistor, who was an emerging literary writer. God, for a book about whipping there is none too much whipping.

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That’s a dumb idea. The bonus short story, “The Black Czarina” is a superfluous leftover scrap in the same vein.

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After all, you cannot defer a climax for ever, can you? Even a hated sachre, sometimes! PaperbackNew Editionpages. Severin promises to wear the livery of Wanda’s servant. I should write an aside here that I know that there are all types of people in the world, all sorts of romantic arrangements, etc. But after this polar start, the Sacher-Masoch quickly enters a very captivating depiction of early love and of the formation of a very, very involved romance.

I have enough trouble dealing with one person.