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A Light for Others & Other Jewish Tales from Galicia (Studies in Austrian Literature, Culture & Thought Translation Series)

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Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836-1895), whose name has been immortalized in the term masochism, is known today predominantly for his novel Venus in Furs and for his tales of dominant women and suffering men. In his own lifetime, however, he was also famous as the author of vibrant tales from Galicia, the exotic eastern edge of the Austrian empire, where he championed the ca ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published October 28th 1994 by Ariadne Press (CA) (first published 1888)
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Eric K.
Nov 12, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The really curious thing about Sacher-Masoch was that he hated that Kraft-Ebbing coined the term "masochism" after him, feeling it destroyed his legacy as a writer. He wanted to be remembered for his political goals: Principally, his ceaseless campaigning against anti-Semitism, which he considered a toxic aspect of the German character with catastrophic consequences if unaddressed.

REVIEW: Interesting in Sacher-Masoch's enthusiastic philo-Semitism and his historical goal of preserving the memory
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Oct 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-abeyance, fiction
A fascinating and well-observed study of Jewish life & culture, through the medium of the short story. Sacher-Masoch knew his local Jewish community well, and the tone of these stories is warm & affectionate, and never patronising.

Their settings range widely,and some are better than others, but only a view show the preoccupations that have made his name famous.
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Austrian writer and journalist, who gained renown for his romantic stories of Galician life. The term masochism is derived from his name.

During his lifetime, Sacher-Masoch was well known as a man of letters, a utopian thinker who espoused socialist and humanist ideals in his fiction and non-fiction. Most of his works remain untranslated into English. The novel Venus in Furs is his only book common
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