Saturday, November 20, 2010

Venus In Furs

One of my 2011 texts is Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's Venus in Furs. Quite a groundbreaking little read in its day. I had this slim volume and one final night of solace to enjoy, and thought there could be little better than spending it amongst brocade, velvet and candlelight. So just before midnight I careened through wet and empty streets to my gilt and guilty haunt to be enticed by La Caterina. Sometimes it is obviously the right place.


  1. I'm looking for a Sir Stephen of my own actually.
    I love the definition of a sadist:
    someone who wouldn't hurt a masochist.

  2. It is an interesting little novel. I shall have to let you know how some of my other texts fare. When I have finished Venus I may attempt Marie Corelli's Wormwood.

    And do you like the Velvet Underground's version?

  3. Oh, I love this book, if only for the endless effusive descriptions of his lady love!

  4. Yes, I agree! Wanda is described so voluptuously.

    I am so glad you liked the book too. It was such an important text for everything from the erotic to the exploration of different forms of personal expression.


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