Sacher-Masoch, Peladan and fin-de-siecle France

  title={Sacher-Masoch, Peladan and fin-de-siecle France},
  author={Kanshi H. Sato},
Compared to the many enthusiastic discussions of the influence of de Sade and sadism on late nineteenth-century French literature, there has been a significant absence of critiques of the role of masochism. This lack of criticism is observable despite the fact that Sacher-Masoch, who lived in the very midst of the era and enjoyed immense popularity, had a close affinity with the literary themes of the time. This article compares Sacher-Masoch’s works to the works of his French contemporary… CONTINUE READING

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