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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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 indiana 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.

Or maybe it is just my unconditional love for Eliade’s literature. AllanMaitreyi DeviSurendranath Dasgupta. A story about a forbidden love, but with no feelings. AllanMaitreyi DeviSurendranath Dasgupta. Migcea este scriitorul meu roman nivhts. It is pathetic but it also gives me this great impuls to do See all 3 questions about Maitreyi…. Simona chiru rated it did not like it Jul 12, Translated into French inBengal Nights was an immediate critical success.

He is returned to Calcutta and admitted into a hospital. Retrieved from ” https: He soon finds himself enchanted by his host’s daughter, the lovely and inscrutable Maitreyi, a precocious young poet and former student of Tagore.


Maitreyi by Mircea Eliade

Though the blossoming young woman has read widely in English, American, and Indian literature, Alain sees in her and mirceq sister a certain savage Otherness that intrigues him. I can’t set the book down and talk about it yet. There are implications for both but, as to be expected, worse and more serious nightss for the woman.

Lists with This Book. Read a review essay discussing this book and the book by Maitreyi Devi. As the love story develops, we make inroads into Indian philosophy, customs and habits.

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About Contact News Giving to the Press. Return to Book Page. Allen is so sexist, and arrogant, and annoying and Maitreyi is so childish and naive. Return to Book Page. I suppose Eliade succeeded in making the reader, or at least me, feel as close as possible to what he must have felt back then, if not towards Maitreyi, at least towards the book itself. The book was written in the beginning of the 20th century and back in those days, this kind of love was not very accepted, but he acted like it is not a big deal and I actually feel like that is the way most people should see love – beyond race or gender.

He fell in love with this mystique Indian teenager, who has never experienced love before, but who is really willing to give up on everything for Allan eventually. To ask other readers questions about Maitreyiplease sign up. It is one of the rare instances in literature when two protagonists share the same story broken down in the same beautiful moments but seen from two different perspectives.

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This lack of feelings was really sad and disappointing. I am very grateful for the gift of this book.

Will they then understand my suffering? Keops keops rated it did not like it Sep 25, This novel is semi-autobiographic, published in and reprinted many times. This erotic passion plays itself out in Alain’s thoughts long after its bitter conclusion.

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Cristian Filita rated it did not like it Dec 03, O frumoasa poveste despre bengao si o anumita iesire din sine prin adoptarea unei culturi total diferite si printr-o relationare neobisnuita si poate ca nibhts de instinctuala. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Maitreyi had a really changing personality, she was a really mysterious woman. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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