Posted by stephan pascher on April 19, 1996 at 21:08:49:
In Reply to: Reading Seminar: Deleuze posted by Rainer Ganahl on April 14, 1996 at 20:01:45:
As for the novel itself:
It might ber interesting to pose the question of the historical specificity of Masoch's, as well as, Sade's texts, and the related so-called perversions that they display. More specifically, how do these texts relate to changes effected by the French Revolution, events of 1848, etc? What are the conditions of emergence of these perversions, and how can they be said to reflect those conditions? Deleuze indicates, yet does not develop such themes. We might further consider the relations of the texts to intellectual developments, e.g., to traditions of both French and German Romanticism and Idealism. After all, Masoch's story begins with an interrupted reading of Hegel.
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