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The Confessions of Wanda Von Sacher-Masoch

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The Confessions of Wanda von Sacher-Masoch is the first English translation of this early 20th century feminist classic by an SM pioneer. It is the racy and riveting memoir by the woman who was married for ten years to Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, the author of Venus in Furs. The games Wanda played called into serious question who was the Master and who the Slave. Some amazi ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published December 1st 1990 by Re/Search Publications (first published 1906)
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Milena Taneva
Чаках книгата с огромно нетърпение. Може би това ме накара да имам и големи очаквания за нея, но честно казано съм малко разочарована. Като изключим дори безкрайните печатни грешки, които няма как да не се забележат и да не раздразнят. Корицата, заглавието и изобщо всичко обещаваха една пикантна история, а такава нямаше. Като цяло ми се стори доста скучна. На моменти хубава игра с думите при описанието на природа, чувства и прочее, но само толкова. Очаквах повече от самата история.
Selest
Dec 01, 2013 Selest rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Захер-Мазох е автор, с чието творчество и живот все още не съм запозната ("Venus in Furs" е в списъка ми на практика от години, но още не съм стигнала до нея). Тъй че не знам до колко действията в "Живот с първия мазохист" са верни. Беше ми интересно да я прочета, да видя гледната точка на съпругата за брака й с Леополд. Леко и бързо четиво в началото, но в даден момент цялата драма с противния и болен характер на Леополд започва да дразни. Както и монотонността на съвместния им живот. Грешките ...more
Christine Strawberry-girl
Feb 26, 2015 Christine Strawberry-girl rated it it was amazing
Fascinating memoir of Wanda von Sacher-Masoch, whose husband penned the famous erotic novel "Venus in Furs" (leading to the creation of the word "masochism"). As Wanda recounts in her confessions, despite her husband's supposed fantasy for "submission", he coerced her with financial threats to do all sorts of things she didn't want to do in order to please him (including sleeping with other men in order to "humiliate him"). Paired with the misogynistic tropes scattered throughout "Venus in Furs" ...more
Silvia Nedkova
Jul 06, 2015 Silvia Nedkova rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Отвратителна издателска работа. Преводът е кошмар, редактор липсва, а коректорът е в сферата на фантастиката. При това до степен, в която грешките променят смисъла. Мъчение е да се чете тази книга, не заради съдържанието, а заради работата на издателите. Бих я давала за пример как може да бъде опропастено всичко, ако на издаването на книги се гледа през пръсти.
Annie
Sep 09, 2013 Annie rated it really liked it
A wonderful, harsh read that grates with one's senses and sensibilities. Read it for the sake of it, just to know the story, just to experience reading it.
Kevin
Jul 12, 2013 Kevin rated it liked it
Surprisingly well-written. Found it more easy going and enjoyable (if depressing) than anything her husband wrote.
Don
Mar 18, 2008 Don rated it it was ok
Either poorly written or a terrible translation.
Vel
May 18, 2013 Vel rated it it was ok
Anticlimactic and poorly written.
Liz
Aug 12, 2009 Liz rated it liked it
very interesting
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