– Criticism and interpretation. 3· Masochism in literature. 4· Sadism in literature. I. Deleuze, Gilles. Presentation de Sacher-Masoch, le froid et le cruel. Gilles Deleuze. MASOCHISM. An Interpretation of Coldness and Cruelty together with the entire text of. VENUS IN FURS by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. 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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Masochism: Coldness and Cruelty & Venus in Furs

These incompatibilities militate against any sort of complementarity: One of the easier books Deleuze has written, the chapter on the Death drive makes the whole book worth reading by itself. Cuz we all must be, more or less, now that Sade’s prescription deeleuze universal prostitution has been enshrined as economic dogma and daily routine for both sexes.

The climax, while contrived and somewhat predictable, is stunning in its debasement. Masocnism not sure why the Deleuze essay is first – i think it’s better to read the novel first and then the essay. Deleuze analyzes sadism and masochism as separate literary entities, covering their underlying political agendas, aligning Sade with the Revolution of and Masoch with the Revolutions of This ethics influences his approach to society and politics, especially as he was so politically active in struggles for rights and freedoms.

Deleuze became known for writing about other philosophers with new insights and different readings, interested as he was in liberating philosophical history from the hegemony of one perspective. Masochism is the constant revolution around this constellation of mother images.

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I’ve never read Beyond the Pleasure Principle. Towards a Minor Literature Rhizome Nomadology: 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 ‘desexualizing’ love while at the same time sexualizing the entire history of humanity.

A great critical work that gives very careful and well thought-out analysis of Sade and Sacher-Masoch themselves, who, especially Sacher-Masoch, too often get left out of literature on the concepts that they inspired. The Logic of Sensation Cinema 1: Radically distinguishing psychological from sensual masochism for a moment, the sad fatalism is summarized in tones echoing Dostoyevsky’s unforgettable “Make us your slaves, but give us bread!

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The clinical riddle of masochism proper is not entirely separate from questions of mundane submissiveness and passivity, but they ought not be conflated. Apr 01, sologdin rated it it was ok Shelves: I confess a preexisting lukewarmness toward Deleuze stemming from a battle with “Bergsonism” years ago: Angelaki 14 3November Waiting, disavowal, suspense, fetishism, fantasy aren’t isolated, private phenomena.

The War Machine What is Philosophy? Retrieved from ” https: Cover of the first edition. Spinoza The Logic of Sense Spinoza: I did a creative thesis inste Aww, I’d forgotten all about this book. Aug 14, thos. But I read Sade recently, and as of today I’m still married, so it was time to find out just how much of a Masochist I must be.

There is not, as he repeats and repeats and repeats, a single sadomasochistic complex.

I shall be lost, I cannot live without you. Read this and it will get you thinking rhizomatously about the world in terms of sadistic and masochistic situations.

Later in his career he wrote some of the more infamous texts of the period, in particular, Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus. 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.


I did a creative thesis instead. Notably, within his metaphysics he favored a Spinozian concept of a plane of immanence with everything a mode of one substance, and thus on the same level of existence. Moore notes that Masoch was displeased to have a psychiatric category named after him by Richard von Krafft-Ebing, and that Deleuze conflates this psychiatric labelling with Masoch’s own view of his desire as ‘super-sensualism’.

Dec 09, Pedro rated it it was amazing Shelves: Also, one might say, in a Deleuzian manner, that an obsession with coldness is actually an obsession with an absent warmness. The best extended work on the subject that I have read, full of philosophical and literary allusions. He wrote on Spinoza, Nietzche, Kant, Leibniz and others, including literary authors and works, cinema, and art.

Masochism: Coldness and Cruelty & Venus in Furs by Gilles Deleuze

A bookseller at Spoonbill and Whatever in Williamsburg told me that he didn’t find Deleuze to be a “systematic thinker. While the subject is cool, sexy, and provocative, the execution is somewhat tame – as fitting the time period in which the book was written. Deleuze starts off by first moving from the clinical practice of associating proper names to diseases Parkinson’s and Deleuse disease for instance.

Very Poor psychoanalysis mostly stemming from false assumptions and fallacies of the human sexuality.

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