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Masochism by Gilles Deleuze
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Oct 13, 10

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Read in October, 2010

**Only for Venus in Furs, since I haven't read enough De Sade to read the Deleuze yet

This story is incredibly thoughtful and intelligent--more philosophy than erotica. It is always incredible to read a genre-starter (maybe there is a better word for it?) because there is no implied and/or assumed prior knowledge. It is completely fresh; not bending itself to adhere to anything but itself.
I think what is discussed in this novel can be applied to anyone's relationship in terms of power, honesty, purity and love/obsession.
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