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The book Bengal Nights: A Novel, Mircea Eliade is published by University of Chicago Press. Bengal Nights Mircea Eliade The University of Chicago Press. Mircea Eliade ( ) was the Sewell L. Avery Distinguished Service Professor in the. Maitreyi by Mircea Eliade Ultima noapte de dragoste, întâia noapte de război by Camil Bengal Nights was written by a European man in India (Calcutta in the.

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But do not open it if you prefer to remain unmoved by your reading matter.

View all 17 comments. The characters were so antipathetic. Originally published in Romanian inthis semiautobiographical novel by the world renowned scholar Mircea Eliade details the passionate awakenings of Alain, an ambitious young French engineer flush with colonial pride and prejudice and full of a European fascination with the mysterious subcontinent.

I shall rat I hate him! Andrei Tamas, 24 noiembrie AllanMaitreyi DeviSurendranath Dasgupta. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. I just finished reading it for the second time and, I don’t really remember anything like this after reading it the first time, but it hit something inside me, wherever and whatever that is, and a very weird combination of feelings surfaced.

Geographies of Philological Knowledge Nadia R. Eliade este scriitorul meu roman preferat. It by agreement with Devi, it was not published in English untilwhen it appeared as Bengal Nights. Maitreyi, the heroine of the story has a mentor, who is very old: Perhaps compounded by his love for Maitreyi, he puts India on a pedestal.

Love in The Bengali Night Does Not Die: Maitreyi Devi and Mircea Eliade

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. In fulfillment of a promise Eliade made to Maitreyi that his novel would not be published in English during their lifetimes [1]an English mricea, of MayitreyiBengal Nights did not appear until I am very grateful for the gift of this book.


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The head of the family is very crossed when he finds out that he had been betrayed, as he sees it. Another thing that I find interesting is that this book is actually inspired by Mircea Eliade’s personal experience in India and it has a lot of autobiography in it.

Reading in Bed Reading the classics, CanLit, and everything else. This is the first book I have ever read twice and it was so much worth it!

Bengal Nights – Mircea Eliade – Google Books

La fe Romanian review: Read a review essay discussing this book and the book by Maitreyi Devi. Books with missing cover Bengap stub articles. Alain, Eliade’s persona in the story, comes to take up residence with an Indian family who have a sublime, mysteriously beautiful daughter, Maitreyi.

He soon finds himself enchanted by his host’s daughter, the lovely and inscrutable Maitreyi, a precocious young poet and former student of Tagore. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The feelings were the most important features for Allan, he eventually found out that he had been wrong about many things concerning the beautiful Maitreyi.

Bengal Nights

A Novel Mircea Eliade Limited preview – Or maybe it is just my unconditional love for Eliade’s literature. It is enough to make stones weep. The book nigbts an interesting look into the interracial relationships that can be further complicated by race, colonial attitudes, religion, and societal expectations. The language was extremely sickeningly-sweet and over-affected. Twitter Facebook Youtube Tumblr.

Maitreyi by Mircea Eliade

Oct 29, Ioana Fotache rated it it was nighys. If he understood Indian Bengali Indian culture like he said he did, surely he would have known better than to write such a tale, fictionalized or not, about a person it can easily be attributed to?


It doesn’t seem written inI can at least e,iade that down on paper now. Seen and Heard in Edmonton a blog and podcast about Edmonton’s blogs and podcasts. It is enough to make stones weep.

Devi slips back and forth in time, not simply remembering and all the years since, but living them again, even as her family life, her political and charitable work, and her poetry swirl around eilade. The film stars a young English actor destined to be famous both for his performances on stage and screen as well as public performances of a licentious nature on Sunset Boulevard.

Alain is torn between his life as a privileged white man in India and his nightss for this other exotic life.

The film stared Hugh Grant as the Eliade character, now a British Engineer building dams or something. As vrea ca atunci cand ni se preda cartea asta la scoala sa ni se spuna ce om de cacat ii allan, ce abuz de putere face vrajind o fata de jumatatea varstei lui, ce orientalism extrem are in modul in care prezinta cultura miecea ca ceva exotic si primitiv, ce sexist ii modul in care se foloseste de femei si cumva tot el ii victima desi o duce bine-mersi folosindu-se de cine o fi pe cand femeile din viata lui se sinucid sau innebunesc.

He has never returned to India because he has clung to his fantasy of her and of her land. Don’t read this book.


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