SACHER-MASOCH, Leopold von. 19382



A fine Autograph Letter Signed, offering for publication his new story The War of Two Women, with mention of his other stories The New Hiob and The Legacy of Cain, awaiting his correspondent’s terms, and offering “a small and interesting novel by a very fine and talented authoress, Clemence Potier, for your ladies’ paper”. In German, with a separate typed literal translation in English. 3 pp. 9 x 6 inches, in fine condition. Auf Der Hohe [On The Heights], Leipzig, 16 April 1884. Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch (1836 – 1895), Austrian writer and journalist, who gained renown for his romantic stories of Galician life, and the author of Venus In Furs (1869). The term masochism is derived from his name. The term masochism was invented in 1886 by the Austrian psychiatrist Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing in his seminal work, Psychopathia Sexualis. The Legacy of Cain contains his most famous novella, Venus in Furs.