Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

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Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
BirthplaceLemberg, Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria (present-day Lviv, Ukraine)
Writer, journalist

Sacher-Masoch, Leopold Von


Born Jan. 27, 1836, in L’vov; died Mar. 9, 1895, in Lindheim, Hesse. Austrian writer.

Sacher-Masoch’s best works were romantically colored novellas depicting the everyday life and customs of the peoples oppressed by the Austro-Hungarian monarchy: the collections Galician Tales (1871; new edition, 1881), Hebrew Tales (1878), and New Hebrew Tales (1881). The origin of the term “masochism” is linked with the pathological themes of Sacher-Masoch’s erotic novels (Venus in Furs and others).


In Russian translation:
“Galitsiiskie povesti.” Delo, 1876, no. 10, pp. 209–61.


Hasper, E. Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. Greifswald, 1932. (Dissertation, Freiburg im Breisgau, 1933.)
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