Sacher-Masoch, Leopold von

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Leopold von, Austrian attorney and writer, 1836-1895.
masochism - a form of perversion in which a person experiences pleasure in being abused, humiliated, or mistreated.
masochist - the passive party in the practice of masochism.
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Hemingway's work does not feature incidents of female domination in the sense of the woman with the whip who so intoxicated Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.
In building his case, Fantina draws on a number of theorists of masochism, including Freud, Leo Bersani, Kaja Silverman, and most crucially Gilles Deleuze, whose 1967 book Masochism: Coldness and Cruelty reconsiders the novels of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch in order to question the popular concept of sadomasochism.