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A Defence of Masochism

A Defence of Masochism is a 1998 non-fiction book by Anita Phillips covering the topic of BDSM, which offers philosophical and sociological arguments for the virtues of masochism.[1][2][3]

A Defence of Masochism
A Defence of Masochism book cover.jpg
A Defence of Masochism cover art
Author Anita Phillips
Cover artist Zoe Leonard
ISBN 0-571-19697-7


  1. ^ Bywater, Michael (17 April 1998). "A surrender of power". New Statesman. p. 45. 
  2. ^ Donald, Ann (23 March 1998). "Always hurt the one you love". The Herald (Glasgow). p. 12. 
  3. ^ Waugh, Teresa (25 April 1998). "To each his suff'rings". The Spectator. 

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  • Anita Phillips. A Defence of Masochism. London: Faber & Faber, 1998. ISBN 0-571-19697-7