Masochism: Gilles Deleuze, Coldness and cruelty and Leo- pold von Sacher- Masoch, Venus in furs. Tr. Jean McNeil. New York: Zone Books, Pp. May 27, Accordingly Deleuze analyzes and psychoanalyzes Sacher-Masoch’s novel, Venus in Furs, which appears in a new translation as the second. In the context of their discussion of critics’ exploration of the homosexual elements of A la recherche du temps perdu in their Anti-Oedipus, Gilles Deleuze and.

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MASOCHISM: An Interpretation of Coldness & Cruelty by Gilles Deleuze | Kirkus Reviews

I also find this translation good however not completely accurate as it is important for a philosophical work in this scale Please try again later. The novel is more of a lugubrious melodrama than a racy romance.

Angelaki 14 3November Want to Read saving…. Maybe not everyone would be comfortable with Deleuze’s characterization of sadists as mathematician-like and machinistic and masochists as more purely engaged in education and devotion, but I like it!

The cycle was to treat a series of themes including love, war, and death. Furs and whips are optional. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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The only thing I felt was lacking is this: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. According to Bogue, “Deleuze tries to revive the reputation of Xruelty, a celebrated and prolific novelist of the s and s now remembered only as the eponymous exemplar of masochism, by demonstrating that Sacher-Masoch is an astute psychologist and a profound thinker whose works How do you explain Kafka and friends overcome with laughter at Kafka’s reading of The Trial?


A ane of objections to the text I have read online here and on blogs I feel miss the point of Deleuzian analysis entirely. These incompatibilities militate against any sort of complementarity: Deleuzze 05, philosovamp rated it liked it. We know from Blake that the salient bounds are words alone: If you want an intriguing love story full of the passion of life and the strumming of the stings of emotion, read away.

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One needs to believe that one is not dreaming, even when one is. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Mar 07, Whitney rated it really liked it.

The same is true of the sadist. Looking curelty, maybe I was kind of a wimp. And then after is an even worse chapter on the Freudian implications 57 ff.

Crueelty, coldness is a theme of ‘Venus’, but if there is any ‘heart’ in masochistic fantasy, it is in transgressive irony and in the excessive sincerity which Wanda identifies in Masoch. Get to Know Us. The idea of coldness as an emotional trait that avoids too much enthusiasm is lingering in some scholarly philosophy. A bookseller at Spoonbill and Whatever in Williamsburg told me that he didn’t find Deleuze to be a “systematic thinker.

Riveting and of course at times more then a little terrifying. Takes time to reflect on one’s behaviors and others which allows the reader to examine the duality of the experience.

This friend, brilliant as ever, describes for us the masochism others receive from novel reading she is unwilling to allow herself, “The increasing delay in the plot: Deleuze is one of those French guys I probably should have read in grad school, but didn’t.


It has been sadly neglected due to Krafft-Ebing’s labeling of the author’s name as a diagnosis for, well, masochism. Oct 13, aya rated it it was amazing Shelves: It makes the book much more s Fascinating foray seleuze the world of sexual deviance, power play, and gender fluidity. I did a creative thesis inste Aww, I’d forgotten all about this book. Many moons ago, I was going to write my senior thesis on, roughly, “Sadism and Masochism in the Stories of Franz Kafka,” with this book as one of my primary sources.

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Masochism: Coldness and Cruelty & Venus in Furs

The story of my past life. There was a problem adding your email address. Explore the Home Gift Guide. I’m not completely familiar with Deleuze’s thoughts. See all 12 reviews. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. What is “The Law”, really? The critic Camille Paglia coldnrss a favorable view of Masochismcommenting that she “liked Gilles Deleuze’s book on masochism”. Ships from and sold by Amazon. The present work is about love.