– Criticism and interpretation. 3· Masochism in literature. 4· Sadism in literature. I. Deleuze, Gilles. Presentation de Sacher-Masoch, le froid et le cruel. Gilles Deleuze. MASOCHISM. An Interpretation of Coldness and Cruelty together with the entire text of. VENUS IN FURS by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. Masochism: Gilles Deleuze, Coldness and cruelty and Leo- pold von Sacher- Masoch, Venus in furs. Tr. Jean McNeil. New York: Zone Books, Pp.

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May 13, Zach rated it it was amazing. There is not, as he repeats and repeats and repeats, a single sadomasochistic complex. Assemblage Theory and Social Complexity.

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Oct 09, robert rated masochksm it was amazing. A great critical work that gives very careful and well thought-out analysis of Sade and Sacher-Masoch themselves, who, especially Sacher-Masoch, too often get left out of literature on the concepts that they inspired.

The best extended work on the subject that I have read, full of philosophical and literary allusions. Deleuze is making an argument for what perverse behavior and counter-intuitive thinking can tell us about our politics.

Jun 12, Oriana rated it really liked it Shelves: Dleeuze also find this translation good however not completely I’m not completely familiar with Deleuze’s thoughts.

His thought locates him as an influential figure in present-day considerations of society, creativity and subjectivity. The clinical riddle of masochism proper is not entirely separate from questions of mundane submissiveness and passivity, but they ought not be conflated.

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. How do you explain Masocjism and friends overcome with laughter at Kafka’s reading of The Trial?


Sep 15, Islam Khatib added it. We in the West have simply replaced one inscrutable world system for another, even as atheists are convinced they have masochixm the answers. Furs and whips are optional. And also because I liked the Deleuze so much more than the Masoch.

Want to Read saving…. The woman torturer of masochism cannot be masochsm precisely because she is in the masochistic situation, she is an integral part of it, a realization of the masochistic fantasy. I love philosophy and psychoanalysis. Deleuze’s account is less interesting than those of Freud or Lacan, whom he purports to be critiquing.

Venus in Fur was disrobed, revealing her lovely full breasts! In the Foreword Deleuze states that Masoch has a particular way of “desexualising love while at the same time sexualizing the entire history of humanity”. In sadism, the Father’s face is trampled over in a kind of rebellion that replaces the power figure with its own power, whereas the masochist turns the face away from the Father towards the mother, in a kind of rebellion that de-emphasises deleuz power figure in de,euze of its opposite.

One of the easier books Deleuze has written, the chapter on the Death drive makes the whole book worth reading by itself. In this book, which is written in a both poetic and easy way, the author does a literary critic of Sacher-Masoch works but he also goes much furtheranalyzing subjects We know from Blake that the salient bounds are words alone: It is completely fresh; not bending itself to adhere to anything but itself.

Masochism: Coldness and Cruelty & Venus in Furs

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: On the last point, though: Mar 18, Samelu Binumcole rated it really liked it.

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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 ‘desexuali 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.

deeuze Mar 30, Conrad rated it liked it Shelves: I’m not sure why the Deleuze essay is first – i think it’s better to read the novel first and then the essay. The Logic of Sensation Cinema 1: This is achieved by inducing the hetaeric mother to betray and provoking the Oedipal mother to punish. However, it is difficult to attribute a disease to Sade and Masoch, but a symptomatology and signs that they describe.

Deleuze argues that Masochism is something far more subtle and complex than the enjoyment of pain and that Masochism has nothing to do with Sadism. One will move you more powerfully than the rest and it will become masochusm an obsession – write it down!! Veleuze confess a preexisting lukewarmness toward Deleuze stemming from a battle with “Bergsonism” years ago: He argued, then, that there is no good and evil, but rather only relationships which are beneficial or harmful to the particular individuals.

It is only intense sincerity which would lead Masoch to an deeluze fear directed towards the limits of the social contract.