Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

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Leopold von Sacher-Masoch AKA "Gregor" (his "slave" name)

Austria 1836 — 1895

Comments: Masochism, the joy of submission; BDSM; Pan-Slavic utopia dreams; ; worked against antisemitism; did not know the Marquis de Sade, from whose name Sadism is derived, or any of his works, so far as can be determined;

Teachers: Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing; Don Carlo Gesualdo, musician;

Students;Camille Paglia; Havelock Ellis; Alfred Kinsey; Anne Desclos AKA Pauline Réage aka O; David Ives, playwright; Roman Polanski aka Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański, film maker of Venus in Fur aka La Vénus à la Fourrure, 2013;

Friends: Aurora von Rümelin, 1st wife; Hulda Meister, 2nd wife; Baroness Fanny Pistor, MISTRESS; ancestor of Marianne Faithfull, singer;


Organizations; Oberhessischer Verein für Volksbildung (OVV)

Author: Venus in Furs; Legacy of Cain; Jewish Short Stories; Polish Short Stories; Galician Short Stories; German Court Stories ; Russian Court Stories; edited Auf der Höhe. Internationale Review (At the Pinnacle. International Review) The Ideals of Our Time, 1875; A Galician Story 1846; The Divorcee, 1870; Faux Ermine, 1872; Female Sultan, 1873; The Man Without Prejudice, 1877; Eternal Youth, 1886; The Serpent in Paradise, 1890; Fierce Women, 1907;

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold_von_Sacher-Masoch; Aurora von Rümelin's memoirs, Meine Lebensbeichte (1906) AKA The Confessions of Wanda von Sacher-Masoch (1991); read Venus here -http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6852; http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/23/venus-in-fur-to-dominate-in-american-theaters-this-season/?hpw ; or free up your hands by listening here - http://librivox.org/author/4656; http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/i8294.html :