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- November 30th 2011 by Northwestern University Press
Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
- Date of birth: January 27, 1836
- Died: March 09, 1895
- Born: in Lemberg (Lviv), Austria.
- Description: Austrian writer and journalist, who gained renown for his romantic stories of Galician life. The term masochism is derived from his name.
During his lifetime, Sacher-Masoch was well known as a man of letters, a utopian thinker who espoused socialist and humanist ideals in his fiction and non-fiction. Most of his works remain untranslated into English. The novel Venus in Furs is his only book commonly available in English.