The Confessions of Wanda von Sacher-Masoch  

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The Confessions of Wanda von Sacher-Masoch (1991) is a work published by RE/Search Publications in a translation from French by Marian Phillips and Caroline Hebert, based on Wanda von Sacher-Masoch's Confession de ma vie.

Excerpt from the introduction:

In 1907, during a meeting at Mercure de France, Paris's foremost publisher, a little old lady in a ratty fur coat marched in and announced herself at the reception desk. Immediately her name, whispered from ear to ear. triggered a flood of memories in the minds of onlookers: "Madame de Sacher-Masoch...the Venus in Furs...Wanda, the bride, naked under her furs." Incredulously, those present stared at this legend whom they did not even know was still alive—this old woman, whose gray tufts of hair sprouted under a seedy worn hat; her thin figure beneath a peeling, shedding old fur. Decades earlier her pioneering, flamboyant "S&M" lifestyle had inspired numerous articles and several books, then she had fallen into poverty and obscurity. Out of a decrepit handbag she retrieved a thick manuscript, which Mercure de France would publish that year under the title Confession de ma vie. --V. Vale & Andrea Juno in

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