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SACHER-MASOCH Leopold von - Autograph Letter Signed 1887 asking for tickets to a play

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Leopold von SACHER-MASOCH (1836-1895)

Autograph Letter Signed (“Sacher Masoch”) to an unnamed correspondent, addressed as “Mon cher maitre”, requesting a box for the premiere of his correspondent’s play.
2 pages 8vo in French with integral blank leaf, Paris, 5 January 1887.
Trans: “. . . I read that your new play will soon be performed. Could you let me have a box for the first night. I absolutely wish to attend this event, which the literary world awaits with bated breath. I would not ask you for a box were it not for a heart condition which renders it physically impossible for me to sit in a row of seats. . .”
In his youth, Sacher-Masoch had briefly entertained thoughts of becoming an actor, and he was later to write some moderately successful plays. Today, he is best remembered for his novel Venus in Furs, a title later appropriated by the Velvet Underground, and as the man whose name Krafft-Ebing appropriated to describe masochism. His output, however, was far more varied than this would imply, and the psychology rather more complex.

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