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Bengal Nights Mircea Eliade The University of Chicago Press. Mircea Eliade ( ) was the Sewell L. Avery Distinguished Service Professor in the. The book Bengal Nights: A Novel, Mircea Eliade is published by University of Chicago Press. BENGAL NIGHTS. User Review – Jane Doe – Kirkus. Eliade (), a major figure in the scholarly study of world religions, tells his version of younger days.

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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? Toate trei ocupa un loc special in sufletul meu. After reading it, she wrote her own version of the relationship in 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.

The film, Les Nuits Bengaliappeared in The author masked his own identity in the book yet he mentioned Maitreyi’s very clearly and even used an identifier He mentions her association with Tagore’s protegee.

The novel is very well written, but unfortunately, despite a good understanding of the Indian culture, the author kept his Occidental view on the Indian world. Kerrigan rated it did not like it Apr 20, The central theme in his novels was erotic love. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


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University of Chicago Press: Invaluable for the insight it offers into Eliade’s life and thought, it is a work of great intellectual and emotional power. Another mirceaa 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.

This erotic passion plays itself out in Alain’s thoughts long after its bitter conclusion. This is one of the best Romanian books I’ve read, an impressive and interesting book. As vrea ca eseurile de 3 pagini pe care le scriem despre Eliade, marele scriitor romanesc, sa fie despre un roman care invata cititorii cum sa nu fie cand merg in India ca niste bengxl privilegiati.

Open Preview See a Problem? It was right, it was just like it was supposed to happen.


Want to Read saving…. After the younger sister blabs and the father sends Alain away, Maitreyi becomes a victim of her father’s physical wrath. But at first sight, between him and Maitreyi there is a kind of coupe de foudre.

Shortly after the young guest falls in love with the host’s daughter Maitreyitheir forbidden love gradually grows, resulting in Maitreyi and Allan ending up together. Recomandata la orice varsta, dar mai ales in adolescenta.

BENGAL NIGHTS by Mircea Eliade | Kirkus Reviews

She is also jealous, for she wants Alain to love her and: Quotes from Bengal Nights. In hindsight he sets down the story, quoting from the diaries of his disordered days, and trying to make sense of the sad affair. The most in “Maitreyi” I liked that I learned more about Indian culture and Hindu religion and unknown interesting things. French Lessons Alice Kaplan. Alain, Eliade’s persona in the story, comes to take up residence with an Indian family who have a sublime, mysteriously beautiful daughter, Maitreyi.


Bengal Nights

It seems filtered through language, cultural distance and miles, but not time. There were some things I liked but I can’t remember them because I’m too furious. 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.

Ioana rated it did not like it Jan 01, It is written in the first person and it is intense. There are implications for both but, as to be expected, worse and more serious ones for the woman.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you benyal to read. A typical colonial tale of adventure and conquest, with too many fantastic edges to come across as being about actual human beings.

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