The autobiographical childhood memories of Marfa von Sacher-Masoch (vrh. Saternus), the youngest daughter of the writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch and his second wife, Hulda Meister. Published by Marion Kobelt-Groch (†). Edited by Rudolf Groch and Astrid von Schlachta.
Marfa von Sacher-Masoch remembers her childhood as the daughter of the writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch and his second wife, the teacher Hulda Meister.
Marfa and her siblings Olga and Ramón grow up on an idyllic estate in Hessen (Germany). The parents use the natural curiosity of their three children to teach and educate them as if by chance. They experience a comprehensive education that does not require a cane at all.
With this vivid account of a reform education, the author also paints a completely new picture of her famous father. She describes Leopold von Sacher-Masoch as a caring father and loving husband, thus revealing an unknown side of the author, who until now has been identified primarily with his scandalous texts.
1st edition, 630 pages, hardcover, thread stitching, 148 x 210 mm. 21 pictures and photographs, partly in colour.
M. Coray / Leopold von Sacher-Masoch / Pedagogy / Education / Childhood