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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Eva, her mother, a former ballerina, was the daughter of an Austro-Hungarian nobleman, Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch.
Less wellknown perhaps is that 'masochism' comes from Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, 19th century Austrian novelist with different tastes.
Es en el corazon de La filosofia en el tocador tanto como en los contratos de Leopold von Sacher-Masoch y Wanda donde podemos leer la instrumentalizacion mas fiel al programa lacaniano, y que tendra una funcion rectora para delimitar el campo de la perversion luego de los anos 60.
The title she gave it is a play on words for Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's notorious 1870 novella Venus in Furs.
(11) For a discussion of this uprising and its nineteenth-century literary treatments in works by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch and Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, see Pizer.
Although the idea that at the age of thirtythree, James experienced "a masochistic identification to Christ" (100) need not be true, the argument about Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's aesthetic influence on James's works presented in Chapter IV is indeed interesting.
The convent school-educated daughter of an English M16 spy father and dancer mother from the Austro-Hungarian von Sacher-Masoch family, was drawn to the London scene of the 1960s.
In it, a director has adapted the 19th-century erotic novel Venus in Furs (plural) by Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch (upon whose name, by the way, the word "masochism" was drawn) and after a day of unsuccessful auditions, Thomas, the director/adapter director, is about to call it a day.
It is a striking two-hander about a playwright/ director (Amalric) who is holding auditions for an adaptation of the 1870s novel, written by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, the man who gave masochism its name.
The architecture of the theatre's past acted as a constant reminder that Ives's popular play--in which a writer auditions an actress for a part in his adaptation of a work by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (the progenitor of S&M and devoted celebrant of the sexual power of dressing up and tying down)--is about the very nature of theatrical performance.
She does have some notable ancestors - her great-great uncle Leopold von Sacher-Masoch wrote the novel Venus in Furs and in the process, inspired the word 'masochism'.
Leopold von Sacher-Masoch fue un escritor austriaco cuya obra emblematica fue Venus im Pelz--La Venus de las pieles--, sobre un hombre que se obsesiona con una mujer y desea ser humillado por ella, a tal punto que le ruega que lo haga su esclavo por via legal.