Set in s Calcutta, this is a roman á clef of remarkable intimacy. Originally published in Romanian in , this semiautobiographical novel by the world. The book Bengal Nights: A Novel, Mircea Eliade is published by University of Chicago Press. Bengal Nights by Mircea Eliade and It Does Not Die by Maitreyi Devi were released in by the University of Chicago Press as companion volumes depicting.

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Ria Christie Collections Condition: After treatment, Sen invites Allan into his own house. Ina young French film director named Nicholas Klotz contacted Eliade in connection with making his novel into a film. Add to it the roving eyes of friends, foes and strangers, and you have a frantic, anxiety-ridden scenario which effectively sabotages any formulaic erotic ideal.

Inin Chicago, as a consequence of her confronting Eliade about the lies he wrote about her in his book, Eliade promised Devi that an English translation of his novel would never be made in her lifetime. Eliade strikes me as a solid colonial-era Indologist, in spite of the disagreements he had with other Indologists of the time. An absolutely fabulous love story beetwen different worlds, but essentialy the same They came to Calcutta for shooting and gave huge publicity pointing at me as the heroine.

This is the first book I have ever read twice and it was so much worth it! O n my desk is a rosewood statue from Kerala, depicting a mongoose and a cobra, locked together body on body. Oct 29, Ioana Fotache rated it it was ok. Entitled Na Hanyateit was originally published in Bengali.

Maitreyi by Mircea Eliade

Eliade was much interested in the world of the unconscious. A different perspective on the Eliade of those early years reveals a man obsessed with upstaging his male mentors “It was a tragic paradox that, although I had barely entered the university, I had criticized violently and alienated permanently the professor I most admired, the man I had chosen as my model and whose life and work had played an almost “magical” role in my life These formulas, depending as they do on enormous personal freedom, minimal constraints and few clear-cut obligations, are ignorantly assumed to be universal.

It is one of the rare bdngal in literature when two protagonists share the same story broken down in the same beautiful moments but seen from two different perspectives.

And no, it’s not, in reality people do care about each other but this book is written from the point of view of someone very young and selfish. An English version, migcea, was not commissioned untilwhen Carcanet Press in England assigned a translation from the French.

Fabulous and sweet and touching! The head of the family is very crossed when he finds out that he had been betrayed, as he sees it. The deeper I ventured into this wild domain, the more consuming became a hitherto unconscious notion of my superiority, the more violently assertive a pride of which I would never have believed myself capable.

Oh and he’s the real tragedy in the end poor Allan. He asked a friend of his whether I went to see him because he was a ‘big man’ who might get a Nobel prize!!

Very Good in wrappers. O frumoasa poveste despre contrasturi si o anumita iesire din sine prin adoptarea unei culturi total diferite si printr-o relationare neobisnuita si poate ca incredibil de instinctuala.

I expected racism, exotification, cultural ignorance and superiority, paternalism and simplification of begnal other, and I got all those: Aceasta carte o voi asocia mereu cu Adam si Eva si Cel mai iubit micea pamanteni. But then again, Eliade is Eliade.

She was already attending university and was an accomplished poet at sixteen, and a favorite of Rabindranath Tagore, whom she referred to as Gurudev sacred teacherfollowing the custom of other Indians.

It was something so unusual that sometimes I feel ashamed of it. This erotic passion plays itself out in Alain’s thoughts long after its bitter conclusion. I can’t set the book down and talk about it yet. Dj edgewear Record Jan 10, Raluca rated it it was amazing.

Bengal Nights

Tranlated by Catherine Spencer. When sent to work in a rain-abundant region of India, Allan becomes ill with malaria. Books with missing cover All stub articles. We must consider though that in the past and on different latitudes that age was good enough to marry. Carcanet, first edition book is tight with no makrings, mild tanning to page edges, slight curling to dj edges with a couple of tiny tears. All behgal can say is WOW!

Bengal Nights: A Novel, Eliade, Spencer

India and Indian philosophy became his personal mission, and he was rewarded throughout his lifetime for elucidating this culture to the West.

I first read it in my high school years as part of the Romanian literature curriculum and it was love at first page.

Can any review of Devi’s book in this country be complete without such basic information?