In his stunning essay, Coldness and Cruelty, Gilles Deleuze provides a on the relations between sadism and masochism, seeks to develop and explain. Masochism: Gilles Deleuze, Coldness and cruelty and Leopold von Sacher- Masoch, Venus in furs. Tr. Jean McNeil. New York: Zone Books. Masochism: Gilles Deleuze, Coldness and cruelty and Leo- pold von Sacher- Masoch, Venus in furs. Tr. Jean McNeil. New York: Zone Books, Pp.
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In this book, which is written in a both poetic and easy way, the author does a literary critic of Sacher-Masoch works but he also goes much furtheranalyzing subjects Thought-provoking, stimulating and at times humorous.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I just wish I’d understood the analysis better.
If he can be criticized for anything it is superficiality–not that he does not ‘get’ the motivations of real life masochists. Also, one might say, in a Deleuzian manner, that an obsession with coldness is actually an obsession with an absent masochlsm.
It is the quest for the oral mother through the hetaeric and Oedipal mothers. It is completely fresh; not bending itself to adhere to anything but itself. Therefore, Masochksm work aims to show the geniality of Masoch books which is quite frequently misunderstood or simply ignored.
Oh no, here comes Badiou and Zizek with their pitchforks! Maybe not everyone would be comfortable with Deleuze’s characterization of sadists as mathematician-like and machinistic an masochists as more purely engaged in education and devotion, but I like it!
These incompatibilities militate against any sort of complementarity: May 06, John B. According to Bogue, “Deleuze tries to revive the reputation of Sacher-Masoch, a celebrated and prolific novelist of the s and s now remembered only as the eponymous coldhess of masochism, by demonstrating that Sacher-Masoch is an astute psychologist and a profound thinker whose works Mar 18, Samelu Binumcole rated it really liked it.
Dec 09, Pedro rated it it was amazing Shelves: Deleuze’s essay, certainly the most profound study yet produced on the relations between sadism and masochism, seeks to develop and explain Masoch’s “peculiar way of ‘desexuali In his stunning essay, Coldness and Cruelty, Gilles Deleuze provides a rigorous and informed philosophical examination of the work of the late 19th-century German novelist Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.
Masochism: Coldness and Cruelty & Venus in Furs by Gilles Deleuze
View all 5 comments. It is no longer a matter of pain and sexual pleasure only but of bondage and humiliation as well. The only thing I felt was lacking is this: The question “Why do people hug their chains?
Refresh and try again. In the Foreword Deleuze states that Masoch has a particular way of “desexualising love while at the same time sexualizing the entire history of humanity”. Deleuze at his most overtly psychoanalytic, but perhaps most accessible since the subject is singular and focused. In this book, which is written in a both poetic and easy way, the author does a literary critic of Sacher-Masoch works but he also goes much furtheranalyzing subjects dealing with arts, law, literature, ideologies and human sexuality.
Therefore, the project is one that moves beyond the purely clinical realm. However, it is difficult to attribute a disease to Sade and Masoch, but a symptomatology and signs that they describe.
Masochism: Coldness and Cruelty & Venus in Furs
Cover of the first edition. Ronald Bogue writes that while Deleuze addresses traditional literary questions in Masochism: I enjoy Deleuze’s literary approach to Freud and Masoch, though I do think that his analysis is not a replacement for case studies.
I was captivated by it. I’ve never read Beyond the Pleasure Principle. Unlike Tartt quoting it optimistically the words actually come from a Nietzsche entry labeled Pessimism in Art. As a constructivist, he was adamant that philosophers are creators, and that each reading of philosophy, or each philosophical encounter, ought to inspire new concepts.
The novel is more of a lugubr I confess a preexisting lukewarmness toward Deleuze stemming from a battle with “Bergsonism” years ago: And then after is an even worse chapter on the Freudian implications 57 ff.
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Deleuze is a key figure in postmodern French philosophy. He also attempts to develop a problematic of masochism in contradistinction to sadism, concluding that the two forms of ‘pornology’ are non-communicating, and cannot be integrated into Sadomasochistic entity. So I would recommend this book if you’re interested in the subject, are deep into Deleuze, or possibly shallowly into Deleuze and don’t want to tackle the big hard books yet, or want to schizoanalyze some frustrating bullshit love life you have and find Freud and his de,euze far too rigid.
However, I highly enjoyed Sacher-Masoch’s prose. Aug 25, Khashayar Mohammadi rated it it was ok Shelves: I love philosophy and psychoanalysis. Later in his career he wrote some of the more infamous texts of the period, in particular, Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus. Open Preview See a Problem? Sadism is broken into two components: Delueze read it in one sitting and need to read it again.